Sunday, 28 January 2018

My Sunday Photo Week 161 Dubai Marina Then and Now

Believe it or not, these two photos were only less than 3 years apart. The top one in March 2015, the bottom one last week.

I was unable to return to the exact spot where I took the first photo as all I would have taken a photo of was a new skyscraper and I wouldn't have been able to show you the view to compare the difference, so I had to move round the next bend, but you can still see how much new development has gone on in such a short time. There's still so much more to be completed.

This year I'm focusing on Buildings and construction projects for My Sunday Photo. They will mainly be in Dubai, however I do have a lot of travel planned to the UK this year and I love visiting historical sites, castles and wandering around city centres.



If you're interested in the other construction projects I've been following you can click on the links below.

Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne, I much prefer the March 2015 photo where the building slook fresh and new. The second photo everything looks tired and grubby. I bet the peple living there don't even notice.

    xx

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    1. you certainly notice the noise, people are moving out because of it and the dust and roads, well........

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  2. I do love your photos of buildings in Dubai. It's incredible how quickly they go up!

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    1. it really does amaze me, hence why so many before and after shots

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  3. First thing that caught my eye was the differing numbers of boats in the marina. Dubai, it really doesn't stop does it?? #mysundayphoto

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  4. To me both photos look crowded in buildings! It's like a game of spot the difference but then when you look closely the additions can be seen. It's a wonder you get a photo without cranes everywhere.

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    1. it's a struggle to get back to the same spot to take pics, so much has gone up in the are where i stood before

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  5. I LOVE your Dubai photos and I can't wait to see more throughout the year! The amount of progress is amazing. Also, great light in that second photo - it really makes that unique architecture stand out. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. thank you, i've been having fun taking the pics and it does help to get me out and about

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  6. Crazy the things they keep building, I bet it must feel daunting walking between those huge buildings

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. you don't notice after a while and stop looking up or you get a crick in your neck

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  7. Oh wow, it's amazing how much can change in just a few years.

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    1. so much can change in a few months also

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  8. Another amazing piece of architecture - be sure and share another photo when it's done

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  9. It is amazing how quickly things are built...Dubai looks such a busy place x

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    1. it's a 24/7 city, they build throughout the night

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  10. It just all happens so quickly doesn't it? I'm always shocked how much it changes even when a year has gone by. The UK need to pick up some tips :)

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    1. the UK could sure pick up a few tips from the work ethics here, mind you there is little health and safety to worry about here

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  11. What a lovely idea to give yourself a theme for photo link-ups. Not a fan of skyscrapers but always make for striking images #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I'm not a big fan either but it makes for a more interesting skyline

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  12. That is quite a difference in three years. I think I prefer the first photo though - the buildings look so much more crowded in the second one!

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    1. Dubai is just looking cluttered now to me

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  13. Wow that is a magnificent piece of architecture. The look very striking. Great photo xx #mysundayphoto

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