Friday, January 20, 2012

More Dubai

I'm still plugging away on the Dubai photos. I'm really hoping to finish them up this weekend. Here's one of Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) that I couldn't help but mess around a little bit with the saturation and color. The refection of the sun on the building makes it look a bit like a city of the future to me.

Burj Khalifa - Dubai, U.A.E.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Update: Death Race 2011

As I'm sure many are anxious to know how Death Race 2011 ended...
Unsurprisingly, 2011 continued its domination in the 2nd half:
  • 2010  - 374
  • 2011  - 492
source: Kuwait Times another item of note from the same article:
  • "around 70,000 traffic accidents that occurred in Kuwait"
...HOLY COW! I couldn't produce Car"cass" photos that fast if my life depended on it.
I'd tag this as "humor" but in reality, it's sad.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Out and About Kuwait - III

We went out to the camel races on New Year's Eve (daytime) with Carl and some friends. It is interesting and as they drive alongside the racing camels, the whole thing is far more orderly and logical than I would have thought after experiencing the driving and traffic on normal roads here. I put the complete set of photos on Photobucket. Here are a few preview photos.

Readying the "Jockeys", Kuwait

Camels Before the Race, Kuwait

About 3 Km into a 6 Km Race, Kuwait