A decorative piece above a doorway in Bastakiya in Dubai
Since moving to Dubai in summer of 2007, I have really started noticing and enjoying patterns in architecture. I've always liked a very streamlined and Scandinavian kind of decor but with lots of warmth....modern country, I believe it was called when I took one of the online quizzes.
Pattern is everywhere in the Dubai....on buildings, on signboards, in the pattern of the flower beds, above doors and windows, on gates and lots of other places as well. What is so interesting to note here, is how traditional patterns are used on modern buildings, creating such an interesting combination, completely beautiful and memorable.
Close up of a jaali at the masjid in Bastakiya arts quarter in Dubai
View of the Burj Dubai, whose curved exterior is inspired by the Arabic script, from Souk Al Bahar, a shopping complex made on the lines of an old souk.
A tiny courtyard in Bastakiya. The sunlight creates interesting patterns and shadows.
A decorative piece above a window.....no two pieces are the same...the variety is astounding.