Sunday, 19 August 2018

My view from the balcony.

These pictures are off the 2nd metro station that is being built in Al Furjan/Discovery Gardens. This stop is only 600 meters away from the other station I've been documenting the progress of.

My husband sent me this picture on Wednesday, August 2018. It's the view from the balcony window at our home in Dubai.

This was the view from the garden in January 2018.

The top photo was taken from the balcony, the bottom photo from the garden, but either way the view of the Dubai Eye is no more and has been replaced by the the new Metro station.

I've been documenting the construction of buildings in Dubai and construction projects around the world as well as photographing and research unusual building designs. If you want to see anymore then please click on the links below:

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Ski Dubai
Week 184 Another Wedding
Week 185 South Africa Life in a township
Week 186 Austria Ski Jump 
Week 187 Dubai Green Plant Bio Dome 
Week 188 Dubai Update on the Metro Station


  1. Goodbye Eye, hello Metro station! That station is being built at incredible speed. Please do keep up with these before and after images because they are fascinating.

    1. I'm so looking forward to going back next week to see what else has changed

  2. Wow, what a difference in a short space of time! It's a shame they needed another stop only 600 metres from the other one.

    1. I won't be complaining when I want to go from home to the supermarket though

  3. I love these images, shows you how much it's changed. I wonder when it gets to a point and things don't change for a while

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    1. I'm thinking after 20/20 things will slow down a lot

  4. HI Suzanne, that is a crazy quick! I can see the top of what i think is the eye in the bottom photo and can see the top of the station in the top photo. They can't even get a garden shed up in that time over here!



  5. Wow! They have done so much work in such a short space of time...

  6. They don't mess around there do they? When you think how long it takes to get similar done in the UK you have to wonder really! :D #sundayphoto

  7. The metro blends into the surroundings well.

    1. it's not really noticeable without zooming in