The reason for my problem with blog is that there was a lot of activity to my blog, and censorship here is alerted if you are communicating with the masses…. :)
Personally I can't look at it or check it or put up photos.!!!!
But Keith can, so I know it's getting through.
However I found a way to write it…
I had this problem once before…
SO, I'll add photos in a different way.
This is the most wonderful place. (other than the internet)
Our hotel woes were addressed (after a little angst) and fortunately we are in the central area of Dubai where we can walk to a lot of places rather than have to catch a taxi to restaurants etc.
The buildings are stunning pieces of architecture, we're on the 30th floor and we look onto a number of building sites…
They work 24 hours a day. 100's of men in green and yellow uniforms swarm the building… like ants they are on the move constantly. You never see anyone standing still or sitting down.
(I'm going to publish this in the middle of composition to see if it gets through)
The sheer beauty of the buildings takes you breathe away. They seem to defy gravity.
Each evening we walk out and sit with thousands of other people made up of families and tourists and watch the most amazing fountain display to music.
It's lovely and a little unreal.
Yesterday we traveled to Abu Dhabi at the suggestion of my Sister Jan and we visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with its four 350-foot minarets, 82 white marble domes, and what's possibly the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet.The carpet is stunning. I will add photos to the Gallery.
The mosque and its courtyard are large enough to accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers.
The $3-billion Emirates Palace hotel, a kilometer from end to end, sprawls on a white beach 4long and features 114 domes—the tallest climbs 238 feet and over a thousand Swarovski crystal chandeliers. !!!!!!
A bit much for this chookie.
But we did see the projected plan for the future..
The plan to build a performing arts complex and three stunning museums—including an outpost of the Guggenheim and the Louvre Abu Dhabi—over the next three to eight years. Star architects Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid are involved.
Each of them a masterpiece of design.