This past June, I visited Jeddah and wanted to see the southeast part of the city that had been devastated by floods last fall. The area is about a half hour from the city center and can feel like a small town of its own. Pictures below show evidence of the much filmed automobiles that floated by in youtube clips, some still lining the streets, others piled high in junk yards, never to be reclaimed. And a surprising amount of new construction going on. Hills claimed. In all, a strange mixture of stillness and incessant activity.