Someone to look up to

The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on The Corniche is a landmark in Abu Dhabi.

It’s also where I toiled (figuratively speaking) for the last ten years of my working life, the final part of which was spent in an office on the inner side of the left hand tower, somewhere near the bottom of this image. It was on the 23rd floor, so from ground level you’d certainly have to look upwards.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: point your camera upwards

Into the infinite

This colonnade of marble columns at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi seems to go on forever.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

After last week’s theme of ‘Rest’ it was only logical that this time Frank would be seeking some ‘Action’ images for his Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This is the display team of the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates in action over Abu Dhabi, as part of the country’s National Day celebrations.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Not all forms of public transport are stressful, commuting nightmares. This is the catamaran which ferries guests from the mainland to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective

At the turn of a decade, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Retrospective’ for his challenge this week.

Ten years ago, we were living in Abu Dhabi and our daughter and her family – including our then two years old twin grandsons – were memorably with us for the Christmas holiday. One day we took them to the water park in the Corniche gardens, where they had great fun getting soaking wet.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective

A working environment

Back to a previous life this week for Cee’s Black $ White Photo Challenge with the topic of Doors and Drawers.

This was my office on the twenty-third floor of the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, where I spent the last – and best – ten years of my working life. That’s the door on the right and obviously those are drawers underneath the desktop.

What I can’t get over is how tidy it was. My desk at home is an absolute tip.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Doors & Drawers

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace

When we lived in Abu Dhabi, our go-to place for a little peace and relaxation was the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This was the swimming pool.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace