In Las Vegas, there is a hotel complex known as "New York, New York," where the buildings are scaled down versions of the skyline of New York. In Dubai, seen in this 2013 photo everything is scaled up. The city is an architect's dream where one sees a building Twisting in the Wind, another building with rotating floors, and, of course, the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, soaring majestically to a height of 830 m.
Once before in 1997 we had visited Dubai, and seen the sand stretching out endlessly, with a handful of tall buildings rising on "the strip." Then 16 years later, in 2013, when we made a second visit to the oil-soaked Sheikdom, we could hardly believe our eyes. There were skyscrapers clustered like weeds. Rising prominently on land reclaimed from the sea was the most elegant (and expensive) hotel in the world — the 7-star Burj al Arab, resembling the sail of traditional dhow.
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lousat (98389) 2017-02-26 6:56
Hi Bulent,one of the most busy compositions never seen on TE...eheheh...incredibe high buildings,every one close to the others,a terrific concrete invasion close to the marina,it's sure that this ins't my favorite pace for holidays...ehehe..great shot very interesting and very sharp. Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
GyurMaster (7651) 2017-02-26 7:03
Very nice portrayal of this building complex.
holmertz (59812) 2017-02-26 7:13
You have taken a good photo where the tall towers are not leaning too much and you managed to include the small boats at the bottom. Colours and exposure are faultless. I wonder how they clean these façades after a sandstorm, which I suppose occurs now and then. And what effect may strong winds have between these skyscrapers? Well, from here they look great and clean and I can detect no turbulence.
snunney (107523) 2017-02-26 7:16
I was last in Dubai some thirty years ago, so goodness knows how much it has changed since then. I am hoping to go back in October during a stopover on a trip to Japan. Excellent capture of this ensemble of skyscrapers; each one slightly different in style. Optimal exposure with very good colours and clarity.
ikeharel (79317) 2017-02-26 7:30
Rapidly growing towers, Bulent, and a superior picture with fine light and clarity upon.
Amazing how those desert sand grew to skyscrapers within a relatively short time.
An immaculate photojob done.
Have a nice Sunday,
dta (83002) 2017-02-26 7:52
Hello Bulent ,
Not the kind of place where i'd like to live , but an excellent capture of these impressive high buildings so close ones to the others.
PaulVDV (32799) 2017-02-26 9:11
The little marina on the foreground gets almost lost under the amazingly new and high architecture.
All tops of the buildings are different and we can see that construction is still going on at the upper right.
Did you enjoy your stay in Dubai and have you been able to visit the Burj Khalifa?
Best regards, Paul
COSTANTINO (70282) 2017-02-26 9:25
Hello dear Bulent and have a nice time
and a happy new week
worthseeing view to those high constructions
I red carefully your useful notes and Iam suprised by
the syscrapers clustered like weeds
welldone and wellseen
serp2000 (45970) 2017-02-26 9:29
Yep, these skyscrapers remind me Manhattan too. But the buildings of New York were built in different times. These constructions are fresh brothers. Just perfect sharpness! We can count every window in this picture.
I am going to NYC in April again.
cornejo (47350) 2017-02-26 10:33
Hi Bulent, very good photograph of this nice and interesting composition with these concrete and steel giants. Very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
Royaldevon (43985) 2017-02-26 11:17
What an amazing sight and built so quickly!
I can't help giving these buildings character!
They look like turbaned, masked men, standing straight and stern, shoulder-to-shoulder in this imposing, stance of power!
Your photograph is crisp and colourful, its composition giving rise to my impression!
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2017-02-26 11:35
Wow :) I would have a lot of fun here with my camera. I used to play sim city quite a lot when I was younger, and this photo looks like the ultimate scene from the game. The buildings are impressive and huge and vaguely cartoon like. Great photo
papagolf21 (110520) 2017-02-26 11:42
Bonsoir, cher ami Bulnet,
Nous entrons dans une autre dimension en découvrant Dubaï.
Faire plus haut, faire plus gros, faire toujours plus.
Cette image est très parlante à voir ces immeubles à touche-touche !
La marina vient compléter le tableau d'une ville sortie du sable.
Très bon choix.
worldcitizen (9476) 2017-02-26 12:27
This section of Dubai looks even more densely-packed than Manhattan. It's nice that each skyscraper is slightly different, but they all still having striking similarities, as well, and are all very modern. I like the small boats in the foreground, and the trees on the right, too.
Fis2 (107596) 2017-02-26 12:56
Amazing buildngs, view makes impression.
Excellent POV and composition.
Super light, colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
Have a nice afternoon.
npecanhuk (78929) 2017-02-26 14:03
Very interesting and attractive architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & grey & White borders, contras, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (73063) 2017-02-27 4:46
ah...one of your best posts! this is an easy 10 out of 10 in my books :) I'd love to have it in my own personal gallery!
I like how you describe the buildings growing up out of the sand like weeds - smart analogy.
love the hundreds of little blocks/windows, it creates such a strange yet cool visual, its very graphic that way.
the tight framing works so well too. what can I say? its fantastic. cheers
jhm (161079) 2017-02-27 4:56
The frontages of the buildings are almost an old washboard.
The foreground with the boats gives an additional view on the marina.
Well found and nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
samson (2150) 2017-02-27 5:31
Good to stare in awe of all the high rise buildings and take the shots. Lovely shot Bulent.
But my idea of holiday is less of concrete, less of glass, less of steel and aluminium.
Dubai is more for business than holiday. Or not.
Anyway, enjoy your stay.
mcmtanyel (29806) 2017-02-27 21:38
Selamlar Bülent Bey,
Dubai has changed a lot since I was there in the 90s. I love photos of architecture and this shows some interesting high rises.
emka (107925) 2017-02-28 0:22
Hello Bulent, What a magnificent view of these high buildings, even if I prefer rather older ones. Such a fun when you croll the screen up and there are more and more windows. Superb picture.
Kind regrad s MAlgo
jmdias (69340) 2017-02-28 0:45
there are so many samples of buildings there we frequently can't pay attention in everything, in some aspects looks like a mix of arrogance, new rich, creative design and spoiled taste. anyway it is ever surprising. very special this slice of the skyscrapers with interesting details.
Nicou (152204) 2017-02-28 6:27
Avec ces bateaux en premier plan quelle vue et image quelle compo et vue ces building fantastique rendu architectural moderne.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (154291) 2017-02-28 9:37
Ciao Serge, lovely composition with fantastic building, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (51103) 2017-02-28 13:17
a very imposing, compact skyline, I like very much how you filled the entire vertical frame and gave us the opportunity to study the architecture and the arrangement of similar patterns. The spaces enclosed in these impressive shells must be immense, I often wonder what they look like and what they are being used for. Your light and colour management is brilliant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (126846) 2017-03-03 6:08
Une vue impressionnante et belles de ces buildings modernes, joli avec le port sur l'avant plan, très belle présentation
kordinator (15433) 2017-03-07 2:15
Wonderful new architecture in your capture.
Very nice hotel complex known as "New York, New York,".
I like nice colors and strong graphical effects.
Great composition and presentation.
A wonderful postcard from Las Vegas.
ChrisJ (119085) 2017-03-09 3:05
Good sharpness and aptly titled. Amazing repetition of patterns shapes & lines. Good color and the fg harbour adds a break to the monotony of most of the architecture. Tfs!
daddo (28186) 2017-03-13 4:02
Merhaba Bulent. Compact composition accentuates the fascinating architecture and the race to be the tallest. For the life of me I cannot imagine who lives in these buildings and the many apartment buildings of lesser hight. Obviously not the workers from Bangladesh, India and the Philippines. Regards. Klaudio.