Monday, June 1, 2009

The Cup of Life

 
With current daytime temperatures approaching 50ºC, these outdoor communal chilled water fountains are a common and welcome site across the city.

5 comments:

CH June 2, 2009 at 3:03 AM  

And oh goodie... you get to share the cup with all and sundry.

VS

Larry June 2, 2009 at 4:45 AM  

I remember these. Do you drink from them?

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph June 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

I've needed to drink from them on many occasions, although I'm not so keen on using the cup!

Steffe June 3, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

That seem a bit too warm. Great BW photo here.

Jeannine June 3, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

The water fountains were one of my favourite things in Abu Dhabi. I loved that they were often outside private houses, paid for by the home owners. And, of course, at all the mosques.
They got me and my kids through summer last year, the only way to walk in that heat is to pace yourself from icy fountain to icy fountain. I confess, I never used one of the cups - always carried a bottle or cupped my hand under the flow.

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