Photography 101: Solitude

This image was taken in Abu Dhabi and is the exterior of the building in which I used to work. Luckily, I wasn’t a window-cleaner like this poor guy, suspended about 200 feet above the ground with an awful lot of windows to clean. I can imagine he felt rather alone.

Solitude

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Another picture from Dubai Mall, this time of a diver on a wall of water.

Descent

Venice: behind the mask

Carnival Mask

Some images from a recent trip to Venice. No gondolas, no Piazza San Marco and definitely no selfies.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

This is one of the glass and steel ceilings of Dubai Mall (yes, I know it’s upside down: it just looks better this way).

Zigzag

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Another staircase, this time from a hotel in Paris (which, fortunately, was also equipped with a lift).

staircase

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

It’s a moot point whether the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has been around for long enough to qualify as a monument, but it’s certainly monumental…

Monument

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Lots of glass-faced buildings in Abu Dhabi…

Reflection

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

There is a very romantic private resort in Oman called Zighy Bay. It has a tower, on the roof of which it is possible to dine by candlelight. To get to the roof, you need to go inside, and up this spiral staircase. It’s worth it.

Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This is the building in Abu Dhabi where I used to work…

ADIA

…fortunately, not as a window cleaner.

Window cleaners

(Happily, they now have proper cradles for the job)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

The Sheikh Zayed (Grand) Mosque in Abu Dhabi is a strong competitor for one of the modern wonders of the world. There are many photographs from there that I could have included for this challenge, but I finally chose these three pictures of one of the many huge chandeliers in the main prayer room.