Sunday, January 09, 2011

A Saturday wander

How was my second visit to the dentist?

I don't want to talk about it.

Rapidly changing the subject...we had a wander around Downtown Burj Khalifa, or whatever it's called, yesterday.

I'm not a fan of most of New Dubai but this area is an exception. Burj Khalifa itself in my opinion is a stunning building and it looked its best in the bright sunshine.

It's not just the height of the building that always hits me, but also its mass. It is a huge building. The bottom of it is like nine normal skyscrapers side-by-side.

There weren't all that many people about but the board for the viewing level tickets showed its popularity.

I particularly like Old Town and Old Town Island. Not the usual modern could-be-anywhere buildings that are all over the city but architecture that reflects something of the area it's in.

What a pity that more of New Dubai doesn't do the same.


Dubai said...

burj dowtown is the most beatiful place in Dubai

The Man said...

Out of curiosity, why aren't you a fan of New Dubai?

Seabee said...

I'm not a fan of any new town, one that's created in a hurry and doesn't grow organically. They're always without heart and soul.