I received these pictures in my email, and wanted to share them on the blog.
Aerial View of Jeddah and The Wall in 1938
Jeddah Cemetery 1918
Legend has it, that Eve, our mother Eve from Adam and Eve, was buried in Jeddah, and so the burial ground was called what it has been called.
Now there are no more marks on the graves, they have all been removed, the cemetery is still in operation.
Jeddah’s Sea Port 1918
It is now something else (see this post)
Hajjis in Jeddah’s Port in 1906
That has changed also, most Hajjis now come in planes, and busses if the country is not to far away.
Bab Makkah 1918
The door leading to the old Jeddah Makkah Road
I had no idea this existed until I got these pictures
It makes sense that women covered up with white back then.
First Desalination Plant
I heard my grandfather worked there for a while.
Bab (Door of) Makkah 1906
Bab Al Madinah 1918
The door leading to Madinah, my grandmother told me it used to take them ten days to travel from Jeddah to Madinah, now it takes four hours.
The French Consulate and Military Station 1917
The old wall surrounding the city is also seen in this picture.
The British Consulate in Jeddah in 1917
I don’t think those blokes in the picture are British.
Customs Building 1947
Jeddah Non-Muslims Cemetery 1947
This no longer exists, unless I never heard about it.
Water Distribution Point
Alkandarah Palace Hotel
No longer the flashy place it once was.
I hope you enjoyed this little travel back in time.