Daily Prompt-Captivating

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A surprise last evening game drive

to end our first African safari…

had our vehicle captivated as the two

eight week old cubs decided to come closer

for a better look at the tourists.

Twenty minutes and countless shots later

we had to say goodbye.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Out-Of-This-World

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Out-Of-This-World

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The primary reason for

visiting Dubai was…to have High Tea in the Burj Al Arab’s

Sky Bar

I had seen photos of the Jumeriah hotel

as we sourced accommodation whilst in Dubai.

However the Burj Khalifa and its views…

had escaped my attention.

 We certainly did not expect these views…

during our…

Dubai Creek Cruise.

 We could have seen these four lights…

in many cities throughout the world.

However, they are to be found in Dubai.

A city  grown out of the desert and which has

provided air-conditioned walkways between

railway stations…

 

and shopping malls.

We had about a ten minute rail journey

between shopping and hotel.

 The only October heat we felt was during the

two minute walk between

Railway station and hotel.

 Natural sunlight was incorporated

into some buildings.

And all these modern conveniences only about

a half hour drive from this,

the sandiest desert I have ever seen.

Covering 900,000 square miles

the Arabian Desert is the fourth largest desert

in the world and the second largest HOT desert,

behind the Sarah Desert.

 On our final day in Dubai, we waited until the

clock rose to the hour and watched in awe as the

Dubai Mall Fountain danced in time to

‘Time to say Goodbye’…

a rather apt choice of music as we were saying

goodbye to welcoming Dubai.

At least for this visit. 

We certainly felt like we were in another

world during our Dubai visit.

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Week 6

New Photo Open Topic

Not new photos but

never previously published…

 Some of the colourful sights seen during….

our Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise.


Hope you enjoyed as much as we did.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: New-Photo-Open-Topic

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Week 118

Diminutive

Taking photos from this angle…

makes a photographer feel…

diminutive.

 

From the second level of the Eiffel Tower

this roof top looks rather large

with the lens on full zoom.

Reducing the zoom and the same roof top

almost disappears into the city of Paris.

 

Think the Eiffel Tower at 324 metres (1,063 feet) is tall?

Wait until you visit Dubai’s the Burj Khalifa.

At 828 metres (2,717 feet), the Burj Khalifa

is the tallest building in the world.

 

It is taller than two Empire State Buildings

and is nearly 700 feet taller than the Shanghai Tower,

the current second-tallest building.

Even on a hazy day it still made many…

of Dubai’s skyscrapers appear tiny.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Diminutive,