Burj Al Arab Lobby

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Comments (84)

Matthew Walters on August 22, 2007

Gracias, muleey.

Thanks, smiley. I've saved you a small fortune then :)

Sheikh Matthieuhed B… on August 22, 2007

This is a great picture and it deserves to get so many hits

Matthew Walters on August 31, 2007

Thanks for the compliments, bartowian, but there are better places to air your political viewpoints.

©Würmer on September 1, 2007

I thought about that, Matthew, and I welcome your opinion -- but not your censorship. (It is typical: allow them the ability to censor, and they will -- while thinking of themselves as "Not A Censor")

For you are mistaken, Matthew. This is exactly the place to speak up, where better to address the adoring masses uh'ing and ah'ing -- senseless/thoughtless admiration that goes way beyond the art of the photographer or architect. The absurdity of the underlying social situation needs to be reminded of, just as no mention of beautiful "Neuschwanstein" should be made without mention of "Crazy King Ludwig" taking his country into the abiss of bankrupcy. This is no bridge, no tunnel, no dam, no utility construction with added "artful engineering," this is symbolic of absurd and objectionable waste and abuse of the earth's resources -- so the super-rich can feast amongst themselves?!!?

The world is regressing to the era of religious wars and the rich getting obscenely rich while the middle class is becoming poor(er). I didn't survive the 20th century to see the 21st go downhill in reverse without, at least, voicing objections.

Now after you delete this, too, at least put a link in to Gerdi's picture (which was what had me return here only to notice your objections)

Matthew Walters on September 1, 2007

Hi bartowian. Panoramio is a photo sharing site, not the place to discuss the merits or otherwise of war and politics. Another photo of mine shows the extreme opposites of life in Dubai.

Lyana Luna on September 7, 2007

That is not right that you speak these words bartowian... The development of engineering in construction has nothing to do with bankruptcy and losing money .. Like what you said .. You often mistaken .. And it seems that you do not like to see more development of the Arab world,,And as Matthew also said this site is not for the political controversy and what lookalike .. But the beauty of the universe from the standpoint of the people of various nationalities.

Lyana Luna on September 8, 2007

by the way ..It is Reality a wonderful picture Matthew .. Greetings to you from italy ..

Matthew Walters on September 8, 2007

Thanks, hawilyana, for both comments :)

Redi Pérez on September 8, 2007

You like you. Like my. Beautiful photo. I present/display to the aid panoramic.SUERTE IN the AID

Kisses .good luck

Matthew Walters on September 8, 2007

Thank you for your support, redi :)

Redi Pérez on September 9, 2007

that it has much luck. Kisses

souwar on October 26, 2007

Dieses Bild ist völlig uninteressant.

Matthew Walters on October 27, 2007

Vielen Dank für den Kommentar, aber warum fühlen Sie sich so?

Lucrecia Díaz on November 4, 2007

Maravillosa imagen...hermosisimos colores!

Matthew Walters on November 5, 2007

Muchas gracias, me alegro de que al igual que la foto!

Matthew Walters on December 2, 2007

Thanks, turbica. Dubai is very interesting, there are many contrasts between the expensive hotels and souks. If you go, you should really experience both sides.

pisciana38 on January 7, 2008

matthew walters, mi curiosidad es saber si vos trabajaste en la construccion del hotel, o si simplemente fuiste un turista, como accedistes a estas hermosas fotos? x algo que lei en otra foto, me parecio entender que trabajaste, o trabajas en el, me encantaria te tomaras un momento para contarme tu historia, soy una admiradora de la fotografia, y vos has echo verdaderamente unas hermosas obras de arte con tu camara. saludos desde ARGENTINA.

Matthew Walters on January 8, 2008

Gracias por su comentario. He tenido suerte con mis viajes, pero todavía hay muchos lugares a visitar.

gaufy on April 2, 2008

you really got a shot mate.

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Photo taken in Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 5, 2006
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Matthew Walters
    • Taken on 2006/07/24 08:04:03
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash