I knew I would pass by The Colosseum as I made my way to the hotel, which was located in the historical area of Rome east of the Tiber. Imagine my dismay when I noticed all the scaffolding. It did not appear as if all the scaffolding was being used for repair work. Upon closer […]
Italy should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. From it’s rich history and art to the high fashion and expensive tastes, there is something for everyone. For me, it was northern Italy and the architectural plenty of Rome and the beauty of Venice. I flew in to Rome and spent half of my […]
The Gate is in the middle of the Dubai International Financial Centre, which also comprises of The Gate Precinct which are 4 low-rise buildings surrounding The Gate. Buildings in France come to my mind when I first saw this building in Dubai. I’ll have to “photoshop” out the cleaner later. This was a difficult shot […]
These twin towers have been inherited as an icon by Dubai. They are certainly a distinctive shape, whether they are captured in full colour, black and white, at night or in silhouette. I did get in trouble in this area, with security. A tale for another time.
The Business Bay area is just south of the Burj Khalifa and was in development when I walked around it. It is quite difficult to get there and I did have to take a couple of detours through construction sites to get the views I was looking for. I did explore the sweep of the […]
I had to admit to myself, it is a pretty awesome building, standing at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet). I was never really going to get any amazing shots of it because I would have needed to have been on another skyscraper to get anything awesome and scouting locations was difficult. Over the week I did […]
Getting a ticket in advance is highly recommended, pre-booking is a quarter of the cost of just turning up. I had visited the local area earlier in the week and had managed to traverse the Dubai Mall maze to get my ticket. At busy periods they do book out early so try and get yours […]
The transportation system in Dubai is reliable enough. I tired taxis, buses and the metro. The drivers of the taxis and buses are suicidal. Taxis drivers may or may not choose to take you to your destination. If they don’t want to go where you want to go, they will make an excuse up such […]