Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Our World: Jeddah Waterfront Horse Sculptures

Jeddah's new waterfront is graced with lovely sculptures - several of horses created by Syrian artist Rabia Al Akhras.  I believe he is also the same artist who designed the sculptures for the Camel Roundabout in Obhur, the Hungry Horses Sculpture on Medina Road near Mall of Arabia, and a few others around the city that feature similar horse heads protruding out from them.

One noticeable difference in the older sculptures I mentioned and the new horse sculptures on the Corniche like the ones featured in this post is that the new sculptures reveal the creatures in their entirety and are not missing body parts.  I believe this is another sign of progress in the kingdom - a lessening of the sometimes questionable ultra-conservative religious interpretations that had taken a strong hold on this country for many decades. 

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Lady Fi said...

What great sculptures - full of movement and beauty.

William Kendall said...

These ones certainly do capture a sense of movement.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent horse sculptures and wonderful photos!

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d Nambiar said...

I'm sure those horses attract a lot of attention there on the waterfront. What a lovely idea. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are beautiful sculptures.