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A split level view of shops inside the Dubai Mall

A Split Level View of Two Levels of Shops of the Dubai Mall

A view of two levels of shops at The Dubai Mall, the biggest and possibly the most luxurious malls in the world. The Dubai Mall is the crowing jewel of the world’s consumerism, presented as a clash of colors and diverse architecture, as shown by the blue blocks of Chaumet and the discrete luxury of DeBeers. The sings of shops ...

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Karnataka SRTC Scania Metrolink multi axle bus as Airavat Diamond Clas

A Karnataka KSRTC Scania Metrolink “Airavata Diamond Class” Bus

A Scania Metrolink multi-axle bus belonging to the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) seen at Madivala in Bangalore early one morning. Services run using the Scanias are KSRTC’s most premium, run under the brand name “Airavata Diamond Class”. The bus seen in the picture was running the Ernakulam – Bangalore service that day. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr ...

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Turkish lanterns on display and slae at Bur Dubai Old Souk

Turkish Lanterns on Display at the Bur Dubai Old Souk

A very colorful, dazzling array of Turkish lanterns (or Moroccan lanterns) on display for sale at Dubai’s famous Old Souk. The colors and intricate arrangement fo the lanterns is just amazing! The “Old Souk” is part of a heritage tourism project by the Government of Dubai on the lines of traditional Arabian markets selling artifacts, textiles etc. The Dubai Old ...

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`The Dubai Metro Red line train near Dubai Marina Mall and Jumeirah Lake Towers

The Dubai Metro against Marsa Dubai, all in Blue and Gold!

The Dubai Metro train number 5060 running the “red” line from Rashidiya to Jebel Ali glides past the Marsa Dubai area, which consists of the Dubai Marina and surroundings on the left side and the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) on the right. The fierce midsummer desert sun shines down a bit muted, and the afternoon sunlight reflecting off the dust ...

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12202 Kochuveli Mumbai Garib Rath Express hauled by ERS WDM3A 14046 at Anjani on the Konkan Railway

Ernakulam’s Orange Hunk Hauls the Garib Rath on the Konkan Railway

Ernakulam ERS diesel loco shed’s Diesel Locomotive WDM3A #14046, one of ERS most trusted and oldest workhorses blasts past Anjani on the Konkan Railway with the 12202 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Mumbai Kurla LTT Garib Rath in tow. The orange-cream-orange livery of the Ernakulam hunk contrasts nicely with the green of the Garib Rath, the stunning green of the Konkan and the ...

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Colorful Kathakali face cutout models hung inside Lulu Mall Ernakulam as part of Onam celebrations

Kathakali Faces Hang Around at LuLu Mall, Ernakulam

Kathakali face cutouts hung on display at the LuLu Mall in Ernakulam (Kochi), Kerala during the Onam festival season like all mall interiors are decorated. Along with Onam, Snake Boats etc., Kathakali and its faces are among the strongest cultural synonyms and representative images (and tourist attractions) of Kerala. Kathakali is a world-famous art form that originated and is practiced ...

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