The Burj Khalifa is the largest subject
I have ever photographed.
Although a large elephant it barely makes
the medium category of my photos.
My smallest subject…a dung beetle.
Small, medium and large.
…it is perpendicular
830 metres to the very tip of the Tower.
22mm focal length
52mm focal length
250mm focal length.
Camera Nikon D90
Taken from the public observation deck
on 148th floor.
Night shots from a variety of places.
Big Ben and Parliament House
from the London Eye
Arras Bell Tower and Place des Heros
Our night cruise on the River Seine
gave us a multitude of river-side parties…
annd a different perspective
of the Eiffel Tower.
The drive back to our hotel took us past
the Arc de Triomphe…
…and also city lights.
After arriving in Dubai at 0400,
we had a quiet day…
…prior to boarding a Dhow for a…
…Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise.
Just a few colourful images…
…from our Diner Cruise on…
Night two saw us on a desert safari and dinner,
with entertainment provided by a fire dancer…
…and a belly dancer.
A great time was had and if you don’t mind
sand from horizon to horizon you
will love the experience.
I’m not a fan of sand.
Arras Bell Tower (France)
Face of surprise as the dancer’s foot
broke through the floor
Happy faces at
Sausage Tree Safari Camp
Smiling face of belly dancer at
A variety of Towers towering over
their respective landscape.
I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.
Google to the rescue:
It was founded towards the end of 1066
as part of the Norman Conquest of England.
The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,
was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was
a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted
upon London by the new ruling elite.
And now I know 🙂
Closer to home is…..
…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Using your imagination it could be
described as similar to Sydney’s Tower.
The major point of difference is that we
celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday
with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.
Many of my photos I remember taking,
not so this one over Paris…
…not from the top observation point.
Alas we only made it to the
second observation deck.
I guess we should be happy to have made
it up the Eiffel Tower at all,
because we did not set foot inside the
Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.
I think we may have paid more than we should have,
to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa
(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told).
However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience
and we thought some pricey
souvenir photos worthwhile.
High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our
main reason for a stopover in Dubai.
Again, not something to do on a weekly basis
but a wonderful experience.
We nudged the local retail economy along
with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,
and felt human after living in the same
traveller kit for four weeks.
These Towers are springing up
all over the Western District.
Almost at our back door, on the farm,
is a wind farm of over 100 towers
claimed to be the largest in
the Southern Hemisphere.
May have been when built,
but no longer so, I suspect.
Immediately two buildings
came to mind.
…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower, and…
…Sydney’s, Opera House.
While in Dubai I was told that ‘Burj‘
is Arabic for Tower.
Our impulse visit was to
…and our pre-planned visit was to
Burj Al Arab….
…for its 7 course High Tea,
200 metres above sea level,
in the Burj Al Arab’s
…a visit to the…
For sheer enormity visit the Burj Khalifa.
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories,
Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
Tallest building in the world.
Tallest free-standing structure in the world.
Highest number of stories in the world.
At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high,
At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY
on Level 148 offers visitors
a wonderful opportunity to capture
unmatched views of Dubai.
Geelong Coffee Shop.
Hotel Langham Melbourne.
Pre Dawn, Geelong.
Auckland (NZ) Airport lights
Geelong Boat Lights