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JEDDAH: Facade Gazing in The Western Beauty's Old Town

Image by Futurecity Agency

Beautiful facades in the old town of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah is the main port of the western region (Hijaz) and the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after its capital Riyadh.

Old heritage Hijazi buildings, like the ones in the pictures, has a splendid feature that makes it stand out, and it's called "Rowshan"

Image by photographer Osama Mansour

The "Rowshan" is a unique window design consisted of a mix of wooden panels and screens that serves the purpose of ventilating the house while maintaining the family's privacy.

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