Sunday, 30 August 2015

Week 35 - My Sunday Photo

60 kms out of Dubai to the Middle of Nowhere at 6.30am on a Friday morning. We saw a oryx in the distance and there were camel footprints in the sand, but other than that, nothing to be seen and nothing to be heard.

As far as I can see in front of me is only sand and sky, behind me are artificial man made lakes, to my right a cycle track leading to the cycle centre with toilets and cafe approximately 20kms away.


36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I've never seen so much nothing. It must feel strange to be surrounded by sand as far as the eye can see.

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    1. it is quite a feeling and knowing that civilisation isn't far away is reassuring

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  2. Now that is deserted and huge!

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    1. it's like that all the way to Abu Dhabi

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    1. it is quite emotional to be out there

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    1. it sure is, we plan to go back one evening soon for sunset

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  5. Wow fab picture! Couldnt imagine being there but it must be amazing!

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    1. thank you, we go out there every friday am to walk the dog

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  6. Wow. So vast - it is hard to imagine. Great photo, Kaz x

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    1. it's the only part of the desert I've seen so far without any sign of civilisation

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  7. Wow, what happens if someone breaks down? Does reduce come fairly quickly?

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    1. the cycle route is heavily populated and there are support vehicles, plus road works on the main road and a very popular desert safari all behind where i stood to take the photo, however i'm not sure what is ahead of me other than Abu Dhabi or for how far phone signal works

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  8. Thats amazing, it's just goes on and on. I wonder if they'll ever build on it

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. it's 60kms into the desert, the nearest building is a popular desert spa some 5km behind me, after that it's another 20kms until you get to residential areas and the start of Dubai

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  9. Wow, this really looks like you're in the middle of nowhere, even though you're not.

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  10. Wow, what a great photo, it looks so vast. It looks like the land goes on forever x

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    1. it goes on like that until the outskirts of Abu Dhabi a 90 minute drive away

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  11. Wow - such a vast expanse.
    I hope you’ll pop on over to http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/ to link up. This is a weekly photo linky party, and I hope you’ll join us each week!

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    1. i keep meaning to pop over will take a look later

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  12. Oh wow, the openness and emptiness must have been somehow overwhelming. Beautiful capture.

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    1. it is lovely out there, you see an occasional oryx or camel in the distance but that's all

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  13. So vast! And the horizon line is so obvious cuz of the colors! Lovely capture =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. thank you, it does just seem to go for ever

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  14. Looks so peaceful and unspoilt; lovely :)

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    1. it was lovely and quite for about an hour until the other dog walkers turned up

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  15. I love it!! Hope it stays like that. A good get away from the concrete jungle

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  16. Wow such a sense of emptiness in this shot - it does look very peaceful though.

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    1. i will go back and take a photo of what was behind me, the complete opposite

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