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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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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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Some farewell entertainment at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp…

…near the end of our first

African Safari, 2013.

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Dubai fire dancer.

 

 

Whakarewarewa Maori Village dancers,

Rotorua,

New Zealand.

 

Belly Dancer,

Dubai.

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All images shot with a Nikon D90 DSLR

fitted with a Sigma 18-250mm lens. 

I have included the 35mm equivalent for comparison.

Marvellous how a lens can manipulate distance

These images capture from

the Burj Khalifa’s 148th level.

Focal length 22mm. (equals 35mm eqiv)

 

Same scene…focal length 52mm. (equals 83mm eqiv)

 

…and with 250mm focal length. (equals 400mm eqiv)

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Distance

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The Eiffel Tower 324 metres high

appears taller than it is..

However standing at 828 metres high

Dubai’s

Burj Khalifa

dwarfs the surrounding city.

From the viewing area in the

Burj Khalifa Tower

the Dubai Mall Fountain

is barely visible.

And yet those buildings are

four or five stories high.

Click here to see comparison chart

Burj Khalifa vs other tall structures.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Perspectives

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Inside looking out.

With our branding legislation as it is,

it is difficult to know if this sign means

the whole train or the window

to which the sign is affixed.

Outside looking in.

Commuter train arriving at

Geelong North Station

from Melbourne.

 

 

Dubai train.

MGW loved these trains because ladies and children

sit apart from male train travellers.

 

A Rhineland train.

A Melbourne train from Melbourne’s Sofitel Hotel.

We were there for breakfast after our

Hot Air balloon flight over Melbourne.

The view is from the male public toilets.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Trains

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Short things from all over.

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African Dung beetle has a load

which is taller than it is.

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Stamen and leaves win the

height battle over the bee.

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A baby which is bigger than most,

but still has many years to go

before it can look mum in the eye.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Short-Things

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Long things from all over.

Burj Khalifa,

Dubai.

Rocky Mountaineer…front end.

Rocky Mountaineer…back end

 

Just had to include the tallest animal

in Africa.

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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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