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I've put this in the general forum so that more people can see it. This is a collection of old photos of the Hijaz region, which is in modern day Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah


1917 - French consulate (building with the flag), and part of the sea wall


1917 - Part of the city seen from the east.


1917 - Medina gate (northern city gate)


1917 - Jeddah cityscape as seen from roof of French consulate


1917 - street scene


1917 - Government house


1917 - guest house


1917 - Iranian consulate


1917 - front of the French consulate


1917 - British consulate


1917 - Private house


1917 - street scene


1906 - Pilgrims arriving by boat


1906 - Mecca gate (south eastern gate), as seen from inside


1890 - street scene


1928 - street scene


1917 - A market in Jeddah


1916 - street scene


1917 - Mecca Gate


1935 - Desalination plant, built by the Ottomans turn of the century


1940 - Boat pier at the new port


1940 - workers unloading bags of sugar, new Jeddah port


1940 - pilgrims queuing in front of the quarantine building


1940 - "Baghdadi house", housed offices of an American oil company

more cities to follow...
 

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NIce Pics HiJAzzey! Its amazing how big Jeddah was in the begining of last centry. Do you know the status of the old buildings?? Are they demolished or still found?
 

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^^^ Im special ;)


madry walla crazy, bas yimkin you have to refresh or something...
 

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Wow! I haven't seen these old pics before. I'm waiting for the rest of the Hejazi cities. And Hijazzy I wonder if thses old buildings still exist in old Jeddah?

Hmmm! Consulat Français. I love it.:lol:
 

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The photos are working fine with me :confused:

Regarding the old buildings, yes quite a few are still around, but they are in bad condition.

Next up...

Mecca


1880 - Holy mosque


1889 - Mina during Hajj


1889 - Arafat during Hajj


1889 - Holy mosque


1907 - Holy Mosque


1907 - Kheif mosque


1903 - Ali's gate, holy mosque


1914 - The mahmal arriving from Cairo. The mahmal was a tradition in the past where the people of Egypt and Syria used to every year send a new covering for the Kaaba and a donation for the upkeep of the holy sites.


Maqam ibrahim , Holy mosque


Entrance to tawaf area, Holy mosque

to be continued (more photos from Mecca + other cities)
 

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HiJazzey try to upload the pictures using tinypic.com
 

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you know somthing is really funny lol...

i just went to QUOTE hijazeey, to find the URL link of the photos he has posted and then copied that URL into a new window, and i saw the pic,

but now when i come back into THIS thread, i can SEE the same pic (in the thread now) that i just posted its URL into a new window...

:?:?
 

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That's called HOTLINK! That site doesn't let other sites use its pictures with tags or basic html codes.

So the best way is using Imageshack or other image hosting sites.
 

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u can see the pics in the saudi forum, beautifull , and to halawalla some of the buildings are there in downtown jeddah in a block that is preserved.but needs more work on the buildings themselves.
 
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