One-Word-Sunday-Night

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Night shots from a variety of places.

Big Ben and Parliament House

from the London Eye

Arras Bell Tower and Place des Heros

Arras,

France

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…

…Dubai Creek.

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.

Me?

I’m not a fan of sand.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:…Night

 

 

 

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Geelong Coffee Shop.

Hotel Langham Melbourne.

Pre Dawn, Geelong.

 

 

Auckland (NZ) Airport lights

 

 

Chinese Lanterns,

Auckland Airport,

New Zealand.

 

 

Cafe LIghts,

Arras, France.

Dubai Creek

Dinner Cruise

 

Geelong Boat Lights

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Cee’s Black & White Challeng:   Lighting

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Lights an bulbs from all over…

Het Zand Square,

Brugge,

Belgium

 

Geelong’s Eastern Beach car park

 

 

London lights.

A small restaurant less than five minutes

from the London Eye.

 

Eiffel Tower.

 

 

 

Finally….

Some lights seen…

…during our…

…dinner cruise…

…on…

…Dubai Creek.

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in 2016 we interrupted out journey home from Europe

with a few days in Dubai, where…we enjoyed a Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise…

 

a desert safari…


dinner and entertainment.

However, the highlight of our visit…

was admiring the interior of

and a wonderful High Tea experience in

The Sky View Bar…


of the Burj Al Arab.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Journey-Home

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Not sure if I have the nailed the challenge this week.

Has been one of those weeks and hot. 

Thursday and Friday…40 plus degrees.

Geelong’s Eastern Beach prior to dawn.

Some of the lighting on our dinner cruise on Dubai Creek.

Initially thought these were ornaments

in a Ketchikan coffee shop.

Auckland Airport was dressed in

Chinese lanterns when we visited in February.

Probably about the time of Chinese New Year celebrations.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Lit-From-Within

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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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