Monday, February 3, 2014

Jeddah Fountain View from Middle Corniche

This is the view from the new Open Air Sculpture Park at Jeddah's Middle Corniche.  On the far left is the beautiful Al-Anani Mosque and on the far right is the famous King Fahd's Fountain, or known just simply as the Jeddah Fountain.  This fountain has been a fixture along Jeddah's Red Sea coastline for 30 years, using the seawater for its enormous spray.  It is located adjacent to Salam Palace.  The Jeddah Fountain is the tallest saltwater spray fountain in the world. The fountain's workings are all housed underwater and the seawater must be partially purified of most of the salt in order to keep it in good working condition.  For more interesting facts about the Jeddah Fountain, click here. 

1 comment:

Dina said...

So beautiful. Interesting about a salt water fountain.