Popular Saudi opinion regards Jeddah as the most liberal and cosmopolitan of Saudi cities in spite of its historic role as port and gateway to the holy city of Mecca.
For over one thousand years, Jeddah has received millions of pilgrims of different ethnicities and backgrounds, from Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia , Europe and Middle east , many of whom remained and became citizens of the city. As a result, Jeddah is much more ethnically diverse than most Saudi cities and its culture more eclectic in nature.
Different nationalities of Muslims often prescribe to different sects of Islam, and the presence of these sects in Hejazi culture has helped make the city relatively more tolerant traditionally. Added to the traditional diversity, the oil-boom of the past 50 years has brought hundreds of thousands of working immigrants and foreign workers from non-Muslim countries the majority originating from continents such as North America (Unites States of America), Europe (Western Europe), and Asia (South and South-East Asia).
Critiques | Translate
hay_kes (30434) 2007-02-23 12:17
What an amazing sunset shot.Great POV and colours.TFS.
Paolo (41222) 2007-02-23 12:18
Hi Salma, amazing image with a beautiful sunset colorful and a great composition along the pier perspective.
good POV and quite good quality, with some noise problem.
ManuMay (34357) 2007-02-23 12:47
Wonderful picture that I added to my favourites!!
Great colours, point of view and definition.
parbo (11092) 2007-02-23 15:51
Your photo reminds me my past days in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia 23 years ago. You captured full moon excellently while day light are still available. Sunset colors are making your frame rich while pier is giving good depth. Congratulations.
DonGusti (906) 2007-02-25 20:49
Very romantic :P ur timing had been improved a lot lately. good job
Surfer31 (0) 2007-05-06 17:01
Lovely romantic ambience... ;) A wonderful mood very well captured. I love these amazing colors in the sky, the magic light and the full moon is soooo nice. It's one of those pictures I will keep in my favorits to contemplate and dream about this wonderful place.
Thank u so much for sharing such an emotional vision...
- Copyright: Salma FE (Salma) (1276)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-00
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A different look at Saudi Arabia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-23 12:13
- Favorites: 1 [view]