Posted by Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 9 August 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.
The translucent tent-like roof of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi. Water falls from the circle at bottom mimicking rain, a a rare commodity in this desert Emirate.
It looks like a giant umbrella!
9 Aug 2008 6:12am
@Rags: Yes, I think so too. thank you, Rags.
9 Aug 2008 6:26am
@Cia: Thank you, Cia.
nice shot and interesting indeed! well done
9 Aug 2008 8:15am
@saeed: Thanks so much, Saeed.
Very unusual, nice appealing touch, good one Michael ;)
9 Aug 2008 8:44am
@Lorraine: Thank you very much, Lorraine.
Surprising framing ! And I like the light here…
9 Aug 2008 9:28am
@Calusarus: Many thanks, Calusarus.
Very interesting, nice framing Michael!
9 Aug 2008 9:35am
@Kylie Greenan: Thank you, Kylie.
What the oil money can do! Nice perspective btw.
9 Aug 2008 11:17am
@António Pires: Thank you, António.
Must be beautiful to see!
9 Aug 2008 12:33pm
@Betty: Beautiful and a little disorienting to be under so much white light. thanks, Betty.
It's an amazing feature, and interesting the lengths that man will go to to mimic nature. Great shot Michael
9 Aug 2008 12:46pm
@Observing: Thank you very much, Mike.
Such wonderful lines and light! Well seen!
9 Aug 2008 12:59pm
@bluechameleon: Thank you, bluechameleon.
Thanks for sharing this with us Michael. I imagine the man made sights in Abu Dhabi are really something to see. The angle and light on this is excellent and you caught just the right amount of water dripping from the center for us to get a good idea of the building's architect. Good picture.
9 Aug 2008 1:17pm
@Marion: Thank you, Marion. More man-made marvels come up in the new few days.
Wow, that is quite a sight and I can see the 'rain' falling.
Your sharing of some of the desert you see, is an education for us; thank you, Michael.
9 Aug 2008 1:19pm
@Judy: A pleasure and thanks for commenting, Judy.
You choose such wonderful vantage points for your structure shots. Love this.
9 Aug 2008 3:38pm
@sherri: Thanks so much, Sherri.
It sort of looks like a giant spider web. Another good capture.
@Steve Rice: I agree about the spider web look. thank you, Steve.
very interesting... I love the feeling I get as I look up into the center....
9 Aug 2008 5:29pm
@MJ: Thank you, MJ.
Well done! And functional too.
9 Aug 2008 8:11pm
@Gary: Thank you, Gary.
Graphique et lumineux. Moi ça me fait penser à une toile d'araignée géante... pour Spiderman... :-)
9 Aug 2008 8:56pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.
A rain simulator - things you can do when you have enough money ;-)
9 Aug 2008 10:28pm
@MadScientist: True enough. thank you, MS.
Excelent perspective. Interesting its utility. In matter fact, the oil-dollars can do everything. Good work
9 Aug 2008 11:13pm
@Rui: Thank you very much, Rui.
Très chouette perspective pour cette structure en forme de toile d'araignée sur fond blanc laiteux... Magnifique et beaucoup de suggestion...
9 Aug 2008 11:43pm
@dominik: Merci, dominik.
gorgeous lines and composition! stunning!
10 Aug 2008 7:38pm
Beautiful composition, the eye enjoys strolling along the structure up and down. I wonder....how much does it cost to keep that water falling?
12 Aug 2008 1:36pm
@Japanalia: Takes lots of energy for the pump which Abu Dhabi has. Thanks, Gabriela.
très beau graphisme, dans cette image.
18 Aug 2008 9:55am
@Marie: Merci, Marie.
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