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.

Rural Reflections

Two photographs taken close to Tranquility Base. Yvette’s barn is actually in the hamlet, while Chez Fiaud is a couple of kilometers away, on one of our local walks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Detail from the triumphal arch in the Roman city of Jerash, in Jordan. I think they were trying to make a point.

Jerash