Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Colorful Nights

The city of Jeddah, like many cities, comes alive at night with all the neon lights which outline buildings and announce the locations of many thriving businesses.

What a change from the dusty and often drab surroundings I see during the daylight hours.

The signage everywhere makes me wish I could read Arabic!


Dimple said...

Hi Susie
Thanks for the visit, it was nice to see you in my comment moderation! It has been a while since I visited Jeddah on your blog, thanks for the reminder to come over!
Darkness covers a world of unsightliness, sometimes, and the artistic lights make everything seem different.
Is Arabic read left-to-right?

Susie of Arabia said...

No, Dimple - Arabic is read from right to left. It still looks like beautiful art to me and I can't imagine that it actually says something!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Interesting shots. Not at all what we think about when we think Saudi Arabia.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Tied Lion said...

dear sister susie, reading your blog is really is joyful habit for me. May allah bless you in this life and afterlife
Here, i volunteer to translate some of those signs:
All from right to left
1st pic: juice island, Mshowyaat Arreef Alshamy (Syrian country grills), Lebanese pastry , Shawerma Taste-Shawerma grilled on coal.
2nd pic: Shawerma Taste-Shawerma grilled on coal
3rd pic: groom barbershop, World of electronics and computers

Susie of Arabia said...

At night, Jeddah is lit up like Las Vegas!

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks so much, Tied Lion. I really appreciate your comment and your translation!