The view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as seen from the north side courtyard, with its impressive domes and uniquely golden spires on top of them. Tried a symmetrical photograph but didn’t quite come out in a straight line, though you can see a glass window straight ahead if you look closely.
Dubai’s famed skyscrapers stand tall as the skyline of Dubai’s most prolific part of its financial district, Downtown Dubai, an area of very upscale hotels and office buildings, centered around the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. This photo of Dubai in its myriad colors was taken from the Dubai Fountain viewing area of the Dubai Mall, across the manmade lake that surrounds the Burj Khalifa, the shallow water of which reflects the colors of the lights of the towers. Great view! If the photo looks oversaturated, that was purposeful, it looks striking on LCD HD screens.
Glittering office towers line the famous eight-lane Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, making up its new and famous financial district. The location is just past the Emirates Towers. The road passes through all of “new” Dubai which was built up post-2000. Skyscrapers line the road for kilometers and kilometers along the road. The metro rail track can be seen on the left. The picture has been edited to give it a surreal effect and artwork poster-like quality. The picture might look a bit blurred, so click on it to view in full-HD quality 🙂
The Burj Al Arab hotel stands tall into the sky ay night, as viewed from Dubai’s Jumeirah public beach. Illuminated throughout the night by different color schemes, the show starts at sundown with the top spire illuminated by red and the building’s “sailboat” body in yellow or gold. The light at the right side is the 360 restaurant, the king of all posh restaurants along the Jumeirah shoreline. The Burj al Arab, often billed as the world’s only “7 Star hotel” and the world’s most expensive hotel is one of the icons of Dubai and a tribute to what a Ruler’s vision can achieve. The picture also captures the famous Gulf summer haze extending across the Arabian Gulf, even at night.
Bangalore’s “Namma” Metro’s Purple Line station entrance/exit for the Vidhana Soudha metro station, named after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of India’s constitution, after whom the road is also named. Unlike other stations, the entrances and exits of the Vidhana Soudha station feature lovely detailing on them, reminiscent of the architecture of the Vidhana Soudha itself. There are four entrances to the underground stations, and this is the one near the Vidhana Soudha, the dome of which you can see in the background. All entrances feature the same detailing on them. This metro station just like its namesake is sure to become a landmark of the city.
The majestic Vidhana Soudha, the colossal neo-Dravidian granite building that houses the legislative seat of the Government of Karnataka, Bangalore’s most famous building and among its most prominent landmarks is silhouetted by the glory of the setting sun after a blazing hot day. The magnificent dome of the Vidhana Soudha building, capped by the Sarnath Lion Capital partly obscures the furious blaze of the sun at sunset and stands awash in the orange-golden glow, the intricately carved granite toppings of the walls jut out into the sky, the huge granite pillars and edifices calmly retreating into the dusk. The tricolor can be seen gently fluttering in the breeze.