LAPC #247: Backlit

Beautiful silhouettes in United Arb Emirates (Dubai, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah). Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: LAPC #247: Backlit – by Ann-Christine of Leya.

See also: Sunset behind construction site II | Sundowner | Dubai flamingos | Jebel Jais sunset | Desert sunset  | Light and shadow | Al Madam Sunset

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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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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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LAPC #218: Over The Hill

And he said, it’s up to each person to change their mountain into a hill.
∼ Anthony T Hincks

Over the hill and far away… Sandy hills and mountains in the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwaim. Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Over The Hill – by Donna of Wind Kisses.

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Landing in the mist

Misty night landing in Sharjah, UAE.

Sharjah, UAE

August 14, 2022

See also:

UAE From The Top (all posts) | Abu Dhabi From The Top (all posts) | Dubai From The Top (all posts) | Sharjah From The Top (all posts)

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