Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ibn Battuta Mall

 
The architecture within the mall’s six courts reflects the most influential places Ibn Battuta travelled during his time, providing mall visitors an invaluable glimpse into the past.

4 comments:

Guyana-Gyal January 16, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

I think you're teasing now...where was this place that Ibn Battuta went to?

San Diego Farmgirl January 23, 2010 at 4:09 AM  

Yes, I'm also curious to know how much time Ibn Battuta spent at the mall! haha

I know I sound like a broken record, but this reminds me of Las Vegas. The shopping centers at New York New York, Paris and Caesar's Palace look the same.

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph January 24, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

You're both right. I can't think of any place that looked like this in the 14th century. Apparently they're going to make a film about Battuta's travels with Harrison Ford playing the lead.

Lenola Daily Photo January 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

Great colors, especially for the sky!

Nowadays has become a common practice to create fictional place, with fake-simulated architectures, where people can enjoy the wonder of shopping culture.

Here in Rome we have one, in the suburbs, reproducing the historical center of the city. As to say: you don't need to travel,we have everything (even architectures) , just come here and spend your money.

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