Lately, I’ve been out on Saturday mornings and I got a pretty view of the city in the morning. As usual, I would take some shots mostly while in a moving vehicle.
This is one of the mosques in Balad, Jeddah.
I remember there was a fire somewhere near this mosque before, maybe that is why there’s black on top. Still, it added to the beauty of the structure.
Below is one of the iconic buildings here in Jeddah.
Some countries have stray dogs and cats, others have birds and mice. Well, we have camels. 😂 I just had to take a photo of this one. It was my first time to see a camel in the city, I mean in between buildings and apartments. FYI, this is not common here. I don’t know why the camel was there. 🙂
Okay, I think this next picture is Jeddah in one photo. A mosque, buildings, cars, trees-this is what Jeddah is now. A combination of contemporary yet thriving to preserve the conservative traditions.
Night lights. Jeddah is so beautiful in the evening especially with all lit street lights. Iremember my first time to land in Jeddah. I thought it would be dark, deserted, and filled with clay buildings like in the old times. I was wrong. From the airplane window, I saw the city filled with lights.
“Is this Jeddah?!”
Apparently, it was. Suddenly, all my worries of staying in clay houses with pet camels disappeared. 😂
I, along with my mom and brother were met by my dad in the airport. He led us to a car. A car! Finally, I thought. Whew! I thought I would ride a camel to reach our house. 😁
Posting about life here in Jeddah has helped a lot of people who are planning to come here either for work or for visiting purposes. I would often get messages from people who are about to move here and would ask about life and customs here in Jeddah.
It also changes the perspective of people about Saudi Arabia. 🙂
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