Friday, February 27, 2009

Something for the weekend, sir?

 
A visitor checks on rifles with his wife in tow.

9 comments:

San Diego Farmgirl February 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

I can't even look at the photo, because my eyes are filled with tears from laughing so hard at your headline! Especially hearing in my head what I assume is your British accent. LOL

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph February 28, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

Yes, it’s classic British saying. You will laugh even more when find out what the real meaning is! http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/327450.html

Yakpate February 28, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

Hmmm... looks like the vendor display room at a financial services conference. I think I know that saleman wearing the GAP jeans.

San Diego Farmgirl March 1, 2009 at 6:02 AM  

Hmmm ... are you suggesting these purchases might be compensating for some, say, shortcomings? haha

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 1, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

Don't think so - Although you may be on to something.

I just like the saying - Makes me laugh too.

MomOf2 March 1, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Just came back from my first trip to the UAE. This exhibition was so popular it packed the city, used up all the hotels in AD and I had to stay in Dubai.

BTW, I got all excited whenever I saw something you have posted a picture of, especially the giant billboard on the highway-- Hey I know this one from from the daily photo blog!!!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

Hey MumOf2 - Glad you saw the billboard. No one belived it was real! Anyhow, what did you make of the UAE? Where did you get to? What did you like/hate best?

I'll be posting some photos of Dubai in the next few weeks, so hopefully you will recognize a few more places.

MomOf2 March 2, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I spent a couple of days in AD and a few more in Dubai. I was unprepared for what a giant construction zone it all seems, and amazed by how much greenery they have managed to grow in the desert. Big chuckle at the sight of the twin Chrysler building replicas in Dubai. I experienced sensory overload just drinking in all the wonderful sights and ambiance of an ancient culture and landscape so alien to me. It was an amazing and intense trip!

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful photographic insights. This gave me an interesting added perspective, viewing these things first through your lens and then my own eyes.

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 5, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

Hi Mum of 2,
Thanks for the feedback and accolades. Sounds like you had a great trip. Some holidaymakers have a negative view of Abu Dhabi after coming from Dubai. I agree the pace of life is much slower here, which if you are on holiday you may not want. However, working out here, Abu Dhabi’s is perfect. The city is big enough that you are not constantly bumping in to people from work but small enough that you can get anywhere in town within 30 minutes. There’s always some thing culturally on. For example, tonight there’s a free concert by the Brazilian guitarist Yamandu Costa and the Emirates Palace is currently hosting a number of art exhibitions.

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