Monday, February 8, 2010

The Nest

 
The latest structure on the Corniche is this wooden heptagon sculpture comprising of seven pillars representing the 7 Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. It was erected on New Year Eve and I'd originally thought they were going to burn it in celebration at 12 midnight, but it seems like it’s going to be a permanent fixture. Not really sure how much I like it. What do you think?

4 comments:

Three Rivers, Michigan February 9, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

I thought it was golden metal when I saw the thumbnail on the portal - I had to look! It is an interesting sculpture but the wood makes it look temporary.

Hilda February 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

I think it's fascinating. Makes for very interesting shadows too.

CH February 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

I love it... a monument to the men who constructed this country... the mistreated and abused workers... not the Sheikhs who sometimes bothered to pay them.

Something temporary... like their jobs.

Guyana-Gyal February 11, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

Love it, love it.

I hope they plant ivy and let the ivy run all over the structure, making it green and shady and cool.

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