Jeddah - HIM2
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In Jeddahs city center there remains a small district that contains the only historic buildings left in the city.

In a misguided pursuit of modernity, rather than preserve & renovate, this area has been badly neglected and left to decay. Many of the buildings have been bulldozed to make way for modern buildings.

It is fair to say however that (only) recently have the authorities realised the damage done and the importance of preserving these architectural time-capsules.....consequently they have stopped demolishing them although I saw little sign of renovation.

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