Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Jeddah's coastline along the Red Sea stretches for miles and miles. While there are some areas that offer seating and picnicking facilities, for the most part, public facilities for people to enjoy the great outdoors here in Jeddah are few and far between.
So people end up bringing carpets and placing them next to their parked cars so they can sit in the shade. Other people bring their own folding chairs and even charcoal grills. During the weekends the Corniche Road which runs along the Red Sea is crowded with cars and people.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
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Jeddah is home to many unusual and bigger than life sculptures that surprise and delight residents of the city. This mosaic tiled sculpture is called The Wave. It is actually one of two identical sculptures in Jeddah by Mustafa Senbel, an Egyptian artist commissioned to make about thirty works of art for the City of Jeddah. Here are several more of Senbel's artwork that I have featured on my blog: The Fisherman's Net; Dialogue; The Seagull; Two Vases; Sunrise and Beach Themes; Sails; Builder's Plumbline; The Fisherman's Net II; The Fountain of Shells; The Wave; Desalination Pipes.
Many of Jeddah's sculptures have undergone repair and restoration recently due to wear and tear by the harsh elements of Jeddah's climate. Here is an interesting video you might enjoy which features some of the sculptures and scenes from Jeddah.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Stalks of Wheat sculpture is made of steel and bronze and is the design of an Egyptian artist named Salah Abdulkarim. He was a pioneer in turning scrap iron into beautiful works of art.
CLICK HERE to see a previous post of this sculpture on my blog and to learn more about the artist and this piece.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Earlier this year, I wrote about an incident that involved women swinging on swings in Saudi Arabia being advised by religious policemen that they shouldn't swing in public because it opens them up for harassment. So it makes me happy when I see Saudi women enjoying themselves, doing things like swinging, despite the fear of being harassed by the religious police or other men.
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It's not a common sight in Saudi Arabia, but on occasion, women sometimes venture into the Red Sea wearing their abayas. Most Saudi women do not know how to swim.