Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pic(k) of the week 7: THE OTHER DUBAI - when old needs to make place for new

Most people don't realize that Dubai is much more than huge shopping centers, the worlds tallest buildings, expensive cars and extravagant life styles. 

To me the old part of town, is much more interesting than some of the more modern developments. One of my favourite areas of the old town is along Dubai Creek, more at my "Life at the Creek" gallery. 

It is not uncommon that in cities that see a lot of expansion, older parts of town eventually have to make place for newer city projects. This is the case at Satwa, where a part of the South Asian community living there will have to be relocated. This was the inspiration for a project called, "The other Dubai", where I document the contrast between old and new, rich and poor.

In the image below, I was attracted by the dying palm tree in the foreground and the shiny high-rise buildings in the background; symbols for old and new. 

Image details:
  • 1/320s, f11, ISO 400 with the XF16 f 1.4 lens
  • Straight Out of Camera (SOOC) jpeg using Classic Chrome
Remember: "Rich people are poor people with money" - George Orwell

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