Monday, March 14, 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Published Monday March 14


I got back from visiting my family in Dubai yesterday and thought I might share some of my photos with you.

As usual., clicking on the pictures will enlarge and enhance them.


Cargo boats and Abras at the Creek 














A ride on the Metro.




...then a misty morning trip on the ferry. 







I went ashore at Dubai Marina




And the building carries on!



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The Burg Khalifa and the famous musical dancing fountains by day, at sunset and by night.





 A few odds and ends.








...and relax!






39 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

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  2. Wow! what a place love the photos very clear colourful and scenic all those tall buildings :-)

    Have a suntastic week :-)

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    1. Thanks mate. I visit the 'sand pit' regularly and it never fails to amaze me.

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  3. Dubai looks so much nicer through your camera lens than it did when I was there. (sorry, it wasn't my favourite place). After seeing this, I want to go back and give Dubai another chance. I am sure I will some day, as my first choice of airline is Emirates and they have that stop over. Wonderful shots, especially the dancing fountain.

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    1. Rhonda, I go every year, and every year there is something new to see. Do stop over, just for a few days - and make sure you visit the fountains!

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    1. Thanks Amila. I tried to show a different view of Dubai.

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  5. Great photowalk Keith, I've never been to Dubai, so thanks for sharing these. I especially love the photos on the ferry!

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    1. The ferry trip is great!Thanks Stephanie

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  6. Such amazing architecture and that the building keeps going on. Do all the building fill up? If you were to see these many buildings in China, they would be empty.

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    1. They certainly do due to a rapidly increasing population. I was in China lat year and I take your point!

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  7. Those are really gorgeous photos and a wide range of themes! I appreciate the subject choices in all of them, but (funny enough) the humble white bike with the flowers really stands out. That last one looks like a postcard. Tina from Amanda's Books and More

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    1. I liked the bike! Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Very nice. The place has really changed from when I was there 23 years ago. Great pics.

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    1. I go every year and always find something new!

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  9. What great photos. I really want to go.

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    1. Off you go then! You won't be disappointed.

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  10. Beautiful set of pictures, wow how cool is the bus, amazing :)

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    1. A crawling London bus! I was a bit surprised when I came upon it.

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  11. The colors on those boats are so rich! I want to go there!

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2016/03/ww-dressing-up-linky.html

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    1. Yes, the boats are amazing and so different from modern Dubai

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  12. What a fantastic adventure!
    Love the photos!

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  13. Almost all of my university classmates now works in Dubai and I can see why. So many new projects there and its such an amazing place! I of course love the boats.

    YOu are so lucky to be able to see this place. Lovely photos =)

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    1. It's an alive place! Thanks pixiedusk

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  14. The colors are great along the water front. Pretty shots. AND you were at a Ian Rankin signing! Wow. Not what I was expecting.

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    1. I went to 6 lectures by authors at the Dubai Literary Festival - Ian Rankin is one of my favourites.

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  15. Wow! What a brilliant photographer you are.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/bluebonnets-andpink-bonnets.html

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  16. What fabulous images that show just how diverse this city is

    Mollyxxx

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  17. love those little boats- and the gardens are much nicer and human scale than the buildings.

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    1. Those boats are little water taxis that charge just 1 diram (20p uk) per journey!

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  18. I have never been to Dubai. Your photos showed me things I wouldn't have expected, especially the boats. Hope you had a nice holiday.

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    1. yes, the usual image is just modern buildings and skyscrapers, but there still remains the old Dubai

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  19. It looks like a beautiful city!

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  20. GREAT shots! Thanks for taking me to Dubai! :D

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