The Eiffel Tower

appears rather imposing in this image,

however, it is only 1083 feet/330m high

and dwarfed by…

…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

is 2,716.5 feet/828 metres high

and the world’s tallest building. 

A much larger building the Eiffel Tower

This elephant was telling us where to go

and I, for one, was happy to let it

have its territory until

it is disturbed next.





the measurement of someone or something
from head to foot or from base to top.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

attains a height of

829.8m or 2,720 feet

(just over half a mile)

to its tip,

above sea level.





of great vertical extent.

Standing 828 metres above the desert floor

plus another 2 metres to the tip

(830 metres in total)

it’s fair to say that the Burj Khalifa

is the highest tower in the

United Arabs Emirates.






of great vertical extent

In 2022, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa,

at 830 metres / 2723 feet

from ground to tip… 


is still the world’s tallest building.



One Word Sunday Challenge:...High










Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

from ground level…


A series of telephoto images…

…to give an idea of just…


…how high the Burj Kahlifa is.



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a tall, narrow building, either freestanding
or forming part of a building
such as a church or castle

The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai stands

 828 meters or 2,716.5 feet tall.


Whereas the Shard, a relatively new tower in London,

is only 309.6 metres or 1,016 feet tall.






Black and White Challenge.


My tags say this is from the


Burj Khalifa


Close up of the first image.


Railway line

Geelong’s Eastern Beach…

…Ferris Wheel.










of great or more than average height,
especially (with reference to an object)
relative to width


At 2,716 feet high, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa,

in my opinion, rates as tall.



Using my 18-253 mm focal length Sigma lens

at 250 mm focal length



At 52 mm focal length about

the same as the human eye.



The scene at

18 mm focal length.

The last three images were taken from

the observation deck on the 148 floor

of the Burj Khalifa.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Tall









The Dubai Mall Fountain and

its surrounding buildings are

fairly high, until observed from…

…from the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa’s

124th-floor observation deck.

The outdoor observation deck on the

Burj Khalifa’s 124th, of 148 floors, is 1,483 ft high.


Looking down from that height it appears

that visitors are looking down on a toy town. 

The photographer kept telling her subjects to

move closer to the edge.


One Word Sunday Challenge:...Dizzy