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Tag: Skyscrapers

New York City

New York City

Initially, this image reminded me of the Lego building blocks with its different colours, shapes and sizes. But when I read that this has been done by Piet Mondrian when he moved to New York, I could figure the different squares in the painting to indicate the busy squares and thoroughfares in New York city. Manhattan specifically is full of so many buildings of different shapes and sizes that one could get lost in the maze. I remember walking in the city a couple of months ago and not being able to even get sunlight as the skyscrapers seemed to be competing with each other on who would be taller.

In the summer sun

he explored New York city

taking the subway

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Haibun Monday

 

Dubai Diaries: A visit to the JBR & Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is one of the prime localities in Dubai having a variety of residential blocks, hotels and restaurants. The ‘JBR Walk’ which runs across the stretch of the Jumeirah Beach has shopping and eating hotspots on one side and tourists sun – bathing on the other.

And as is the case with almost anything in Dubai, there was a lot of construction activity ongoing at the place when I went in January earlier this year.

Jumeirah Beach Residence

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach Residence

A plethora of restaurants at JBR

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42 word fiction: Vertigo #AtoZChallenge

Fear of heights..

Fear of heights..

Source: http://s.pikabu.ru/post_img/big/2013/
05/02/1/1367443585_1241515565.jpg

“You make it a point to scale the tallest buildings in the world. But don’t you ever feel vertiginous?”

“I always had a fear of heights until the day I decided to climb a skyscraper. And then, there was no looking back.”

I am participating in the A to Z challenge in April  and the theme I have chosen is Micro-fiction

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100 word fiction: Demolition

The demolition drive..

The demolition drive..

PHOTO PROMPT – © C.E.Ayr

“It looks as though the government is on a drive to demolish every building that reminds them of the times gone by.”

In the last couple of years, the city has been besieged with refugees from many countries. To offset the dramatic increase in rent and land rates, the government has started construction in earnest. But this is where the problem lies.

A lot many decrepit buildings and historical monuments have been demolished to pave way for skyscrapers meant for housing. Once a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city is slowly but surely losing it’s cultural past day by day.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – August – My post no 8 for this month.

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