Tuesday, October 04, 2011

from our windows


As the weather is changing, our views are improving too. The skies are bluer instead of a hazy shade of gray. Living in Dubai, one gets so used to seeing new and outrageous designs of buildings, but if one stops and looks there are a lot of really nice touches to a lot of the normal looking ones too. Like the steps in the black glass building. Not all the buildings are residential, and this black glass one is a commercial building, and there is another 1 or 2 more else where in our area as well. They've tried to make it a nice mix so that people can live and work here, but I wonder how many people are really lucky enough to live and work in the same area.

These are the 4 buildings to our south, seen from our side window. Incidentally, we had seen an apartment in the 3rd one from the left, and found the layout of the flat to be really convoluted. It had so much wasted space in hallways and passageways, almost like a maze. The last one on the right was still under construction when we moved here last year and they worked on it day and night, weekends too, to finish up the structural work. Now the work on the insides continues. This one is a commercial building too. Hoping that once offices open up, some retail establishments will come up too.

4 comments:

Reading (and chickens) said...

Dubai seems so INTENSE with buildings. I don't know where I would look first. Those buildings are SO BIG and it's such a contrast to little Seattle with our two tall buildings in the entire city.

Shalini said...

Yes, it's all quite overwhelming at first, but one gets so used to it, that one doesn't even bother looking after a while.

Patricia Torres said...

Lovely lovely shots from the window!!

Shalini said...

Patricia, these are facing south, towards Ibn Batutta.