Serenity

Calm, peaceful and untroubled? Oh yes.

This photograph was taken at the resort hotel on Sir Bani Yas in Abu Dhabi. We were just about the only guests there (it hadn’t been open for very long), which just added to the tranquility.

I particularly like the additional elements of serenity in the foreground: the infinity pool, what could almost be a Zen garden, the reflection and the curves.

Serenity

Posted in response to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity.

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: Juxtaposition

A palm tree reflected in the blue plate glass windows of the Bainunah Hilton on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.

The double bluff is that the palm tree is actually a mobile phone mast.

Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

Wasn’t expecting to encounter these gentlemen in the foyer of a smart hotel in Abu Dhabi:

Straw Men

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns

Dhow Palace

It’s often hard to say where lines become patterns. One answer could be ‘hotels’. The images in this post all feature hotels in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai.