My oldest sister emailed this to me and I absolutely love the photos, I thought I share this with everyone.
Every house has a beach — Architecture @ its best !!
Now see this stuff………………….
This is taken from world’s tallest building ‘Burj Dubai’ @ 2,620 ft / 801m!!!
What do you think guys…………………
Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth
The persons who are working on the upper most Girders can see the ‘ROTATION OF EARTH’
If the price of oil keeps going up, they’ll be able to built almost anything. Have you seen the ‘World Islands’ & other projects yet?
The World is a collection of 300 man-made islands in the shape of the world map located 4km from Dubai’s coast. The development can only be reached by boat, seaplane, or helicopter.
PaNoy, anything is possible, but in this case, I think it is more comical, not very feasible thing to do, sometimes I wonder what people are thinking, I like a more realistic view or approach to things.
Having the tallest building on Earth will gain them prestige. That will also help them generate wealth. I don’t know if I can see the rotation of the earth up there. But what I can see is the curvature of the planet. 😉
I have mix feelings about all of this. Although this is a great improvement for the middle east, I can’t help but think that the rise in food prices around the world is the direct result of wanting to build big. But the beach houses are a good example of a pretty good construction technique found mostly in western style water front mansions, except for the stairs. I’ve never seen long stretch of stairs like this.
All that money can probably be used for better things (like alleviate/end world hunger, help those who are less fortunate, etc…), but to them that’s ‘better’ in their definition(s)…’Status!!!’
I think the Prince or King of Dubai’s plan is to make that part of the world the #1 tourist destination of the future.
By the way, garden is looking good to eat.
I didn’t know a lot about Dubai, and still don’t, and when 2 of my co-workers went to Dubai and took bunches of photos, I wanted to write about it, but I didn’t want to ask him for his photos, so I went to Flickr, and was confused because everything looks so cosmopolitan, nothing like his photos. So I asked him, he said that there are the rich part of town and the poor side, you talk about night and day, and to see these photos is a bit sad to think that their people are starving, making a living from day to day, but yet there’s these buildings that are erecting. I didn’t think some of these photos were real at first, but some are, and the Buri Dubai, soon to be the tallest building in the world, one hundred and fifty floors, that high, I might be able to see the world rotates.
These are nice beach homes Ginger. But they somehow feel “generic” since there are so many of them. I also have mixed feelings about Dubai myself. I wonder if the bad part of town your coworker saw is where the “workers” reside. Meaning the construction workers, the maids, the ones we don’t hear about when we think of Dubai.
But there is one good thing I can think of in Dubai right now, and it’s the introduction of “The American University”. It’s a campus where students can get American university degrees without having to come to the U.S. It is located near next to Media City, Internet City, the Palm Island and five star beach resorts area (aka as the better parts of Dubai). Hopefully the education they receive will give the next generation a more open view of the world and themselves too.
Salat, I guess the sad part is seeing the rich just get richer, and the poor have to make ends meet and that is life, but education is promising and definitely a door to a better future. I know so little about the country and will definitely have to read a bit more, and yes the poor side of town is where the factories and the workers, our company is partnership with a manufacturing company over there because that’s where the European buy a lot of their stuff, and to get in the European market, this is the most feasible way to go, and I can’t say that it is good for the US workers.
Dubai is definitely a real life “Sim City.” Maybe good thing is happening.
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