Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In The Land of Serendip

Pathway of Umbrellas, Miracle Garden, Dubai, UAE  
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



To make a long story short, the word Serendip is based on the Arabic name for the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where its people were fabled to always be happy... hence the birth of our English word serendipity.

So it was with pleasant surprise that I happened upon this photogenic walkway shaded by a canopy of umbrellas in Dubai's Miracle Garden.

22 comments:

  1. What a sweet story, Doug..,.and image! It reminds me of something Cristo might do all over a city somewhere. :)

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  2. Amazing art and this picture is spectacular, love the lights, the different colors and the beautiful umbrellas!
    Léia

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  3. Wow – love those brilliant colors! The canopy of umbrellas gives the scene a fascinating, surreal feel.

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  4. What a brilliant photo! Here we have overhanging government flags as the election nears!

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  5. A real fantasy on film Doug.

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  6. What a neat image... would be great in b/w too.

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  7. What good idea this roof of umbrellas. Lovely mixt of colors

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  8. What a prize subject to happen upon. Interesting about the origin of our word. Fine shot.

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  9. Great shot Doug and have really enjoyed your previous posts about your visit there.

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  10. You captured this pretty walkway perfectly... what a creative thing!! I'm no particular friend of umbrellas (don't like rain), but this way of using them is charming.

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  11. Mary of Arabia, finally! ;o)
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
    Now, how do you say this in Arabic? :6)

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  12. looks like a fascinating place indeed ... and a very shady one, too !!!

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  13. Absolutely amazing!!! What a great concept and down right amazing frame!!

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  14. :-)
    Great moment.
    Despite the heat, the flowers bloom.

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  15. The colors are, of course, magnificent here but I really love the shadow pattern the umbrellas cast.

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  16. This could be an illustration for Alice in Wonderland. Superb!

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  17. This image has everything, perspective, wild colour and that wonderful pattern of shadows. All of which cleverly lead the eye to the figure with the umbrella...one word...wow!

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  18. sure is a cool way of covering the path! nice catch!

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