Monday, January 17, 2011

Dubai Architecture

I have often lamented that our society has all the materials, machinery and technology in the world at its disposal, yet persists in building slight variations on the rectangle for people to live and work in. Not in Dubai. The architecture is simply stunning.

Burj Dubai had to be renamed the Burj Khalifa when Abu Dhabi gave Dubaii a $10 billion bailout. It's almost twice as tall as the Tapei 101

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A modern take on the Arch de Triomphe

Twenty years ago, this was all just sand.

A mosque

Another mosque
The air quality leaves a lot to be desired, though. Those grey skies were mostly smog.

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