Sunday, April 28, 2013

Al-Ghattās

The Diver and Waterfall, Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE  
Image © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A diver plunges down a three story waterfall as part of an art installation at the Dubai Mall. The mall is the world's largest and is part of a 20 billion dollar downtown complex that includes the Burj Khalifa. If you are hungry, as I usually am because I eat like a Hobbit, you have about 120 restaurants and cafes from which to choose.

 The English word albatross (an oceanic diving bird) is a derivative of al-gh
attās, Arabic for "the diver".


17 comments:

  1. Stunning shot of this art installation. Love the muted blue hues.
    A three story water fall in an arid environment – what an odd sight!

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  2. Great picture and lots of fascinating information to go with it :)

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  3. Wow, fantastically surreal shot! I really love it from a basic photography standpoint too. The light, shadow, texture, contrasts, symmetry--all really pleasing. Great stuff!

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  4. terrific graphics. great processing

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  5. He he...
    That looks more like a gannet diving pose to me, D. ;o)
    120 restaurants?
    Do they only serve halal food?

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  6. A wonderful art installation and your picture is spectacular!
    Léia

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  7. My favourite - so far. Love the shiny sculpture against the shimmering water - and the beautifully framed composition.

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  8. fascinating ... and yet one more piece of evidence that with the necessary spending money everything is possible ... even a three-story waterfall in the desert ...
    thanks for your tutoring lessons in arabic! i had no idea that so many words we use regularly owe their origin to that language !!!

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  9. Another fantastic photo.
    Wonderful graphic display.

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  10. that's a great idea for a sculpture, great catch of it too..

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  11. Excellent blue tones, and amazing statue (?)!! Perfect!
    Have a nice day.

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