From ground level it is difficult to see…
…the 830 metre top of
Dubai’s, Burj Khalifa.
From the viewing platform,
555 metres above ground level,
these next three images…
…all have this building to near as centre
as I could manage.
250 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)
52 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)
22 mm (Sigma 18-250mm lens, Nikon D90)
Dubai Mall Fountain to the right of shot.
Dubai Mall Fountain from Burj Khalifa.
Can you see the previous shot in this image?
Dubai Mall Fountain…
Items for sale…
at the Arras (France)…
The Dubai Mall Fountain also puts…
…on a display every hour on the hour.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
The primary reason for
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…
Dubai Creek Cruise.
in many cities throughout the world.
A city grown out of the desert and which has
provided air-conditioned walkways between
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.
into some buildings.
a half hour drive from this,
the sandiest desert I have ever seen.
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.
Black and White Challenge:
Lines & Angles
Curved lines over straight lines.
Burj Khalifa or…
Dubai Mall ceiling.
Finally two heavily darkened shots of
Dubai Mall Fountain.
This was the 1 PM performance…we should have
gone to an evening performance.
Wednesday morning’s sunrise over Geelong.
Unfortunately trees blocked it until well after sunrise
and then it was only peeking around them.
the surrounding buildings look rather tall.
However, one’s perspective tends to change
when the Fountain is viewed…
from the edge of the viewing platform
on the 148th floor of the
Burj Khalifa Tower next door.
I thought I would add a weather post to help make up
for my lack of images for OWPC this week.