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A view of the side of the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque from the North side courtyard

North Side View of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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. Facebook Twitter Google+ ...

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View of the Dubai Downtown skyline from the Dubai Mall

Downtown Dubai Skyline Seen from The Dubai Mall

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 ...

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Photo of the towers lining Dubai's glittering new financial district on the Sheikh Zayed Road.

Dubai’s Surreal Financial District Skyline on Sheikh Zayed Road

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 ...

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The view of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai at night.

Dubai’s Magnificent Burj Al Arab Hotel at Night

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 ...

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View of the entrance to the Dr BR Ambedkar Metro Station Vidhana Soudha from the Vidhana Soudha side

The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Metro Station, Vidhana Soudha

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 ...

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Photo of the Vidhana Soudha the seat of the Karnataka Government in Bangalore seen at sunset

The Majestic Vidhana Soudha Silhouetted by the Setting Sun

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 ...

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