Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stairway to Heaven

 
Taken at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain, one of the largest in the UAE and built in the 1890's. Today it's home to a cultural centre with a permanent exhibition on Wilfred Thesiger, the intrepid explorer; travel writer and photographer.

10 comments:

Gunn White September 6, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

So simple and very nice!
I also like it in b/w.

Snapper September 6, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

Beautiful image, perfect in B&W.

Highton-Ridley September 7, 2009 at 4:10 AM  

A fantastic composition with a great range of tones and good control over the exposure. Well done on making the shot!

Hyde DP September 7, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

Lovely perspective but I hope they have a lift as well.

MomOf2 September 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Wow, fantastic shot. I didn't realize there were any structures this old in the UAE.

Leif Hagen September 7, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

I love the image and the lighting! I wonder if the stairway to Heaven really looks like that?!

Guyana-Gyal September 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM  

No Leif, the stairway to heaven is made of all that glitters, and I think it works like an escalator.

Stephen Visagie September 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

I notice the stairway has a right hand thread, i.e. if defending against intruders coming up the stairs, a right-handed swordsmen would have more room to swing his sword in defense from above. This used to be a consideration for Scottish castles, I wonder if the same applied here?

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph September 13, 2009 at 6:43 PM  

Interesting point Stephen. I can't recall seeing too many swords here so I'm wondering if they simply borrowed the design from the West?

Ben September 29, 2009 at 5:12 AM  

Nice composition, great shot

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