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SWF: Kuwait Towers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 31, 2008 by indicainq8

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The Kuwait Towers is a distinct architectural expression and a cultural icon of Kuwait. The three towers are made of reinforced concrete and located in the Kuwait City.

The main tower of 187 metres height serves as a restaurant and water tower. It has a viewing sphere which rises to 123 meters above sea leval and completes a full round every 30 minutes. The second, and middle tower, stores up to one million gallons of water. The third tower houses equipment to control the flow of electricity and illuminates the two bigger towers

The Kuwait Towers opened to the public in March 1979.

I captured these images on my way back from office last evening.

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My World Tuesday~2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 28, 2008 by indicainq8

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Keith in Kuwait

Keith, in Kuwait

My nephew, holding prayer beads called Misbaha in his hand, is garbed in the traditional attire, Dishdasha in traditional surroundings decorated by Sadu craft work. Dishdasha is a loose, long-sleeved, ankle-length robe. Summer robes are generally white and made of cotton and winter Dishdashas can be darker and made of wool.

In 1979, in the wake of the changes brought about by modernization of Kuwait, Kuwait’s Al-Sadu Society was formed. This Society was created at Sadu House to protect and preserve Bedouin culture, particularly Bedouin crafts, from extinction. The Sadu or ‘Bedu’ weaving is the speciality of the Bedouin women who made the tent in which they lived, and its furnishings, rugs and cushions.

Photograph shot by my friend in her studio.

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SWF: Skywatching in Hatta

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 23, 2008 by indicainq8

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Skywatching in Hatta

October 2008

Earlier this month, I went on an excursion to Hatta, 115 kms away from Dubai city. Hatta is a small town in the northern part of Dubai near the borders with Oman. From Hatta, I drove over to the border towns of the Sultanate of Oman.

The above picture was made on the way from Hatta to the Omani borders.

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 20, 2008 by indicainq8

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 18, 2008 by indicainq8