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While in Dubai I was told that ‘Burj

is Arabic for Tower.

Our impulse visit was to

Burj Khalifa…

 

 

…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

SkyView Bar.

For opulence…

…a visit to the…

…Burj Al Arab is worth every penny spent.

 

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.

Source: www.burjkhalifa.ae/

 

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.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Tower

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A departing plane at Heathrow.

 

 

Escalator in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

Elevator doors in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

 

 

Hot air balloon over Melbourne.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Move-Up-Down

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Some images from our travels

during the past decade.

London

Paris


Dubai 

 

In June 2020 we were supposed to be

visiting Africa again.

While we are in good health….

…the Safari has been postponed…

…until next year…hopefully.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fabulous

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fabulous

extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.
“fabulous riches”

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Nowhere near the largest…

…building in Dubai,

…however, fabulous was the only adjective….

used to describe our High Tea  experience….

…and the interior of…

…of Dubai’s…

…Burj Al Arab.

Certainly an extraordinary building.

 

And we will never forget the gold flakes in our first drink.

 

 

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I have added an escalator into

this week’s BW challenge

Escalator inside Dubai’s

Burj Al Arab.

Inside the Burj Al Arab elevator.

Included a colour version just to show the difference.

An undercover walk at Mount Sheba


Finally, our accommodation in Vienna

was at the Imperial Riding School…


…where there were some long straight walks to our rooms.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Indoor-Walkways-Hallways-Elevators

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nervous

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nervous

easily agitated or alarmed.

 

Just before Christmas 2018…

…we rescued ‘Smudge’ from a local act shelter.

We renamed him Smudge.

It took him all summer to get used to his new home

and he still has not ventured any closer

than around 10 metres from the house.

He is good friends with Taji and bullies Candi at play.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nervous

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Chic

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chic

elegantly and stylishly fashionable.

 

After living out of a suit case for nearly a month

we both decided a new set of clothes was in order

for our 2016 High-Tea at Dubai’s

Burj Al Arab.

I thought MGW looked rather chic

in her new full length evening wear.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Chic

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Delight

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delight

please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)

and…

 

 

watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.

 

 

 

30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight