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Fantastic photo from Donncha who’s on holliers in San Francisco…
Almost exactly the shape of the X-men symbol!
All of these were taken on Christmas Eve, except the Emirates Towers ones.
Sheikh Zayed Road from the Skyview Bar in the Burj.
Palm Island from the Skyview Bar.
Palm Island at sunset.
A lamborghini outside the Burj, don’t like the colour though.
Burj and the sky.
Helipad and sky.
The Burj from the Madinat Jumeirah.
The Burj at night from the Madinat.
At night again, different aspect.
Different colour Burj.
The Amphitheater in the Madinat, Burj as backdrop.
Always interesting to find a headstone with one’s family name on it.
Or this holy well beside the beach, with trinkets and beads tied to the holly bush above it. One note put there with a 2p piece on it had a wish from children asking St Finian if they could fly someday. Maybe I should have put a wish to win €112 million in the Lotto.
I was struck by this photo, one I don’t remember seeing before. I am always struck by photos of this nature, I think because this happened in ‘modern’ times it makes it more real. But photos from the First or Second World Wars also show people who are about to die, and you know they are about to. I think the ‘immediacy’ of older photos is lost, but they are essentially showing the same subject – inevitable death. And death does come to us all eventually.
Perhaps photos like this remind me of my own mortality, and I know when I look at this photo that hundreds of people were alive when it was taken, but moments later were dead. I think the space between the plane and the building demonstrates how short life can be, how little time we have here, and how precious each moment is. So I do not think this photo morbid, instead it gives me solice, and makes me reflect on my own life and how I treat people as I go through it.