Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye house

Yes, we're moving to a new apartment in Dubai.

Our new home is going to be radically different from where we currently are. It's on the 16th floor of a 39 floor building, which is one of approximately 79 high rise buildings, of which some are still coming up. So yes, we will finally experience what is the "real Dubai experience", living in a high-rise, living in the New Dubai area, and of course living with on-going construction. But we do get a bit of sea view, hopefully the sun will line up perfectly for us as it dips into the water.

I'm feeling all nostalgic since the past few days and will really miss this house. Change is good, I know, but this house has given us some wonderful times and I'll always hold it close to my heart. On the other hand, I'm really excited about getting to do up the house again, although I have no idea how long it will take, with little E keeping me busy most of the time.

Here are some of my fave shots from our current home!

Goodbye house

goodbye morning walks around my park
In the stillness of the morning....

goodbye finding a burst of flowers like these
a touch of Mediterranean...

goodbye finding modernity in old villas

goodbye neem leaves from the tree behind the house
the light, the light

goodbye gently blowing curtains and mango trees outside
breezy breezy

goodbye everchanging patterns formed by the window grill
light and shadow

goodbye baby mangoes that I used to pick up after my morning walks
baby mangoes....

goodbye glorious light
a stack of books...

goodbye collecting fallen dates from the trees outside
fallen dates

goodbye home
a corner...


GB said...

Looking forward to seeing glimpses of your new home. :)

{Shilpa} said...

Don't worry. There will be lots of hellos too.

shilpa said...

I did love the old world charm in the arches in and around the house!
like you said change is good... treat us to shots of sexy and modern Dubai!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Shalu dear,i think ur really busy these days..
moving to very high rise place.hope fully the sun will come into and have a good peep....
anyway changes are for the better always..
i think even i will miss this house where you are now..
love u

Kamini said...

Oh your home is lovely, and I am sure you will miss it. But what fun to start all over again!! All the best in your new sky rise apartment!!

Charu said...

it's always tough to leave a well lived-in house but here is wishing you great times, loads of beautiful sunlight and photo-ops in your new one :)

AswathiBabu said...

I am surprised to see the mangoes from your Dubai apartment. Is it from your neighbourhood???

Patricia Torres said...

Shalini.. You'll be fine in your new place.. you'll find this and a lot more.. Where are you moving to JBR?? or Down town near me??!! where?

Cant wait to see your new house!!

Shalini said...

Thanks everyone! I'm excited and overwhelmed at the same time.

GB, thanks!

shilpa, lol, thanks for giving me the idea for another post!

shilpa, ha, must try to get some "sexy and modern" shots of our new area!

Laksh, yes, been really busy the past month, and E has been super helpful! Having good light was one of my priorities, so lets see.

Kamini, thanks!

Charu, yes, I'm looking forward to different kinds of photos.

Awasthi, yes, there are many mango trees where we live. The mangoes don't taste the same though.

Patricia, thanks. You've been through it all so recently. It's in JLT :-)

Kits said...

Shalini, I await glorious fotos of your new home..with the light playing a huge part I am sure :) Much luck and love from moi

Sudha said...

I never missed any of your home tour...lovely set up and the neighbourhood is great. Hope you have a great time in the new house as well..looking forward to pics from your new abode :)