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Monday, July 29, 2013

Cranes Silhouettes

Silhouettes of cranes used in construction. This one is a large crane silhouetted against the background of an under construction building.

silhouette of a crane

A row of cranes next to another another which are being used in the construction of a bridge.

silhouettes of cranes

You might also like: Road Construction in India (concrete roads) or Buildings under construction or Road being surfaced with tar or Earth Movers or Flyover construction or pictures of workers at construction sites: Working without protective gear or  Workers taking a break or Women construction workers in India or Stock images of empty or unused pipes
Or all Silhouettes on this website of people and places.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Burj Khalifa the world's tallest building

It's the world's tallest building and if you like buildings you will like this one. It looks like a crystal marvel, and stands shiny and tall next to the Dubai mall in the UAE. This 163 floor building lives up to the name skyscraper. Apparently it's not easy to breathe at the top, and tourists are only allowed up to 124 floors to the viewing gallery. The skyscraper is 829.8 metres or 2,722 ft tall, and took six years to complete. Official opening of the building officially was in 2010
It is more than double the height of the Eiffel Tower (Paris) and almost double that of the Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur).

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE

A photograph of the Burj Khalifa from the passageway which connects the metro station to the monument.

a graphic view of the Burj Khalifa

A model of the Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa model

Construction never really stops in Dubai although it already looks like a spanking new city. Here is a building under construction with the Burj Khalifa in the background.

view of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in United Arab Emirates

You might also like Skyscraper Sketches or Skyscraper silhouettes and illustrations or Hong Kong Skyscrapers or Shanghai skyscraper sketches and silhouette or the Shanghai Skyline by night.
More: Beijing photographs and skyline.
For skylines of different cities of the world try the label: Skylines.
Or for more Dubai related pictures: Desert Safari or Sand and the Dubai desert

Monday, July 22, 2013

Elephant Rock in Guilin China

On the banks of the Li River in Guilin lies this charming natural rock formation. You can see from this picture why it is called Elephant Rock. The effect of the rock formation is that of an elephant drinking water. An elephant's thick legs also formed naturally as is its trunk. The Chinese are very fond of this symbolic formation and this natural monument has become associated with Guilin, a city which is a popular destination for tourists. In this photograph in the foreground there is also a boatman on a raft made of logs.

Elephant Rock on Li River in Guilin China

A closer look at Elephant Rock in Guilin, China.

Elephant Rock a tourist attraction

You might also like to see pictures of another natural formation, the exotic Reed Flute Cave at Guilin, China or the man-made Great Wall of China
Or more images from China of the Chinese people, and of other important places in China.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Desert Safari

The Desert Safari is a popular tourist activity in Dubai. You get on to a land rover specifically equipped to run on the sand and the jeep takes the tourists on a roller coaster ride up and down the dune. It gets pretty rough and only those who can withstand the jerks should participate. You need a strong stomach as you can see from the tire tracks on the sand. The vehicles move very fast and the intention is to take you up and down very fast.

tourist jeep on the sand dunes in dubai

tourist vehicle going up and down the sand dunes

You might also like Sand and the Dubai desert or Belly dancer in Dubai


Monday, July 15, 2013

City of Xian in China

These are pictures of the city of Xian in China is not only a historical city, it is also famous for industry. Industrial zones is one of the reasons for the increasing air pollution as can be seen in the photos. This picture is taken from an upper storey of a hotel and offer's a bird's eye view of a section of the city, the section which is the commercial district.

 bird's eye view of Xian city

Broad roads and swanky buildings.

roads in Xian

Cyclists have plenty of space to ride.

 Xian city

A photo taken while taking off from the airport at Xian. Fog or pollution?

pollution in Xian

You might also like to see pictures of the Xian Dance Opera or photos of the streets of Beijing with people, traffic, cyclists, pavements and buildings or Hong Kong Skyscrapers or check out the label "China" for images of this country including that of important monuments, it's people, and tourist markets.
Or take a look at other cities around the world. For example Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia or Florence and Rome in Europe or Goa in India or check out what other cities of the world look like at a glance.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kitchen and kitchen equipment

Photos of a cook in a stainless steel restaurant kitchen working on the counter. He is pouring a sauce from a bottle on to a small utentsil. The kitchen counter is made of stainless steel.

cook working in modern kitchen

A photograph of a cutting board, broad cutting knife and cling film. In the background there is the oven and sink.

kitchen equipment of cutting board knife and cling film

You  might also like to see photos of Tandoor Oven, tandoori rotis and cooks or Middle class kitchens of rural India


Monday, July 8, 2013

Interiors of the Sardar Purandare Wada at Saswad

Here are some photographs of the interior of the Purandare Wada at Saswad. This is an extension of two previous posts - Inside the Sardar Purandare Wada at Saswad and the some exterior images of the Sardar Purandare Wada at Saswad. Saswad is a small historical town near Pune. It has other cultural sites like ancient temples besides this fortress belonging to the Purandare family. Wada is the Marathi name for a large house with a courtyard. Typically, wadas are large and sprawling houses.

This photo was taken right at the entrance, before one enters the courtyard. It is that large area between the outside and the inside. Deliberately kept this way, for safety's sake. Everything is made of stone.

corridor entry to the Purandare wada

Here is a view of the Purandare wada from the inside. It is taken from a first floor window and is a view of the courtyard and the rooms of the upper floors. The walls have since crumbled but as this was how it was built (with rooms on all four sides) one can image the number of rooms and the people who resided here.

courtyard inside the Purandare wada

A closer look at some of the wood pillars, wooden ceiling and the carved wooden decorations adorning the wada.

the rooms at the Purandare wada

A glimpse of some of the ruins inside.

Purandare wada ruins

A narrow staircase inside the wada.
narrow staircase inside the purandare wada

You might also like to see photos photos of Ancient Doors in India or more ancient culture from Maharashtra: Vishram Bag Wada Pune - Photos or Ancient Narsimha Temple in Pune


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kerala Houseboats

These are photographs of some small houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala. These boats are partly made from coir and other natural materials. These are used for leisure travelers, and very popular with tourists.

Kerala houseboat

Cruising the backwaters of Kerala in these boats gives tourists an opportunity to see the natural beauty of the state of Kerala.

Kerala houseboat in the backwaters

A houseboat parked in marshy land.

A houseboat parked in the Kerala backwaters

For more photos of tourist attractions in Kerala: Periyar National Park in Thekkady Kerala or Ancient Kerala Church called Cheriya Pally or check out all the photos taken under the label of "Kerala"


Monday, July 1, 2013

Melons Photographs

Water melons and sweet melons

This photograph is of an musk melons which are basically sweet to taste. These melons have a peach coloured thick skin and are light peach from the inside with seeds. They have a netted outward skin and are at times called netted melons.

sweet ambrosia melons

Water Melons with a thick green skin, as well as other fruit like different types of melons and pineapples in the background.

water melons

You might also like to see Strawberries packed in boxes and containers or Fruit Vendors vs supermarkets or Photos of Mangoes or Fruits - Mangoes, Bananas, Apples, Peaches, Papayas, Plums and Custard Apples or Custard Apples Photographs and illustrations or Try the label "Fruits"