Al Jazari’s Elephant Clock

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20140830_105323_20140830170520861Housed in Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, is a replica of Al-Jazari’s famous 12th century elephant clock – a water based mechanical clock. I’ve only ever seen another version of this in Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

Secret Garden

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CIMG2725My Mom is crazy about gardening and she wishes she had a little place to tend to; however, living in a flat does not give us much of an option. But that did not stop my green thumbed mom from creating a colourful garden at home. She has grown tiny watermelons, tomatoes to roses…she spends her mornings giving them the love and care to help them grow.

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water or the Season of Winter

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20131122_151153Going to the beach would count as a summer activity for most of the world but not here… Here, the beaches are deserted in summers and crowded in winters… the cloudy skies and cool waters welcome respite from the 50°C summer madness. Here’s a snap from last November… I can’t wait for winter to come

 

One Word Photo Challenge: Chartreuse

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Everyone seems to think that when it comes to colours, women think in Pantone shades while men are content to call white white and not ivory or pearl or what not. I don’t think that’s true to be honest, because in my family… my dad’s the only one who can have an entire conversation (read argument) on why an orange car is in fact not orange but some shade of rust and try to make us feel bad about it. Here’s hoping that the lit part of this lonely lamp is actually chartreuse! ^^

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Metal or the Season of Autumn

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IMG_20140630_172932In Japan, dragonflies, red ones in particular, are considered to be a symbol of autumn and many a poet have composed haikus about them. :)

The beginning of autumn,
Decided
By the red dragon-fly.

– Shirao, translated by R.H. Blyth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

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There are 4 seasons in the UAE… slightly summer, summer, oh my God I’m dying summer and wait is this summer… This photo was taken early in the morning before summer turned into the current oh my God I’m dying summer… Good times…

One Word Photo Challenge: Silver

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camera_20140703170536950So I took up the challenge and decided to overcome my fear of icky insects and make the Metal Earth tarantula… It’s not half as scary as the real thing but I think that’s because it’s not hairy and doesn’t move…
Mission Status: Partial Success

 

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