LAPC #226: Textures

Textures in the UAE. Posted for Lens Artists Challenge #226: Textures – by Jude of Cornwall in Colours.


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Desert zebra | Sand | Frozen III | Textures | Textures II | The souk | Hexagons | Sand City

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LAPC #225: Wildlife Close to Home

Wildlife near home… at Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, at Al Qudra Lakes and in the garden – in Dubai, UAE. Posted for Lens Artists Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home – by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.

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Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary II | Al Qudra Lakes II | Birds in the garden | Falcon in the city

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Halloween: ‘haunted’ places of the UAE

Some – believed to be hounted – places in the  United Arab Emirates

At Al Madam Ghost Village – half-buried town with a mosque, abandoned (no reason known…) few years after it was built – in Sharjah Emirate, UAE. It might be not a long time until the houses are completely swallowed by sand.

A fort and abandoned (believed to be hounted) houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town – the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Al Jazirah Al Hamra (The Red Island) was originally a tidal island (hence the name). In the early 19th century there were around 200 inhabitants (most of them pearl fishers), in the second half of 20. century: 2500. At the beginning of 20th century it became the part of Ras Al Khaimah. In 1968 – as a result of a dispute – most of the people moved to Abu Dhabi (and hence abandoned village). Renovated Al Jazirah al Hamra Fort (and surrounding villas) hosts today the Heritage Village – a spot for art events and workshops.

Sunset at Al Madam Ghost Village, Sharjah, UAE

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One World Sunday: Orange

A world in orange. Posted for: One Word Sunday Challenge: Orange – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.

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LAPC #220: One Subject, Three Ways

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. ∼ David Alan Harvey

One subject, three ways… “Working a shot” in some beautiful places of United Arab Emirates. Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Subject Three Ways – by Patti of P.A. Moed.

See also:

Dandelions | Burj Khalifa – monochrome | Burj Khalifa in black and white | Al Badayer dunes | EXPO monochrome: UAE

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