Another photo for my theme 'Houses of the World'.
I took this photo of traditional Dubai houses as I sailed along Dubai Creek in a wooden dhow boat. Note there are several tall wind towers - these wind towers are a traditional form of air cooling and before the days of mains electricity and air-conditioners they funnelled cold air into the houses.
Critiques | Translate
Aliskt (0) 2009-04-02 8:01
Amazing Colour,dreamy and splendid
thanks for sharing your useful notes about this View,excellent capture of a good photographer,dreamy reflection
regards and compliments
jalab_temen (2193) 2009-04-02 8:37
Dear Marlene, thank you for sharing this image of remaining traditional arabic houses of Dubai. It is very good seeing some unusual faces of an overphotographed city, because usually there is only one face of this amazing city is the limelight. The wind towers should have been very effective because they are used for hundreds of years. These "ideas" what we should not forget in order to reduce non-renewable energy usage. TFS, Jalab
rodgerg (55767) 2009-04-02 8:58
A theme very interesting with various post.
Here I like the good managment of light which gives beautiful reflections and nice colours to the houses.
mamcg (6053) 2009-04-03 19:36
Good to see Dubai, a reminder of my visit and the hot humid climate though in 2006-08-23 I was not there but August is the same as June or July that changes in October a bit.
For 50 Fls I did cross this creek many time as I was much amazed by the slang of the sailors when they shout in the noise of their motor boats.
Well shot, TFS.
jmdias (62977) 2009-04-10 7:33
the buildings are very interesting and your note help us to know more about the houses. I like the light and the pov but I guess it would be better if you had did this shot a little more far, getting the whole buildings and more of these beautiful reflections. anyway it is a nice job
Kielia (24077) 2009-04-15 11:50
a great impression of this cityscape and a very interesting note. Your photo shows many fascinating details, especially these technical installations on the roofs. I agree to Jorge that a wider view might have been even more fascinating but it is a very good impression anyway. TFS!
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/9.2, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Houses of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-02 8:00