Tag Archives | sunset

from my window

When we moved to Abu Dhabi, we moved into a furnished apartment. The furniture is mostly fine (once we got rid of the white leather sectional sofa, the ridiculously small bed, and some truly hideous cabinets) but sometimes, nevertheless, I feel a little bit like I live in one of those executive suite hotels.

I will say, however, that a hotel room on the 37th floor overlooking the Arabian Gulf can give a girl a rocking view of the sunset.  And while a good sunset doesn’t eradicate the crisis in the Eastern Congo, or make the bombs stop falling in Gaza, or do anything, in fact, of a practical nature, it does offer a brief, transitory moment of peace.

Continue Reading · on November 21, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, NaBloPoMo, urban nature

winter sunset

It has been actually chilly here the past few days, and overcast. It’s almost as if we’re having weather.  Of course, by “chilly” I mean it’s been about 60F in the evenings–so it’s cool but doesn’t quite warrant the earmuffs I saw a man wearing yesterday.

The clouds during the day often start to drift away by late afternoon and create great end-of-day lightshows over the city:

Continue Reading · on January 25, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, environment, urban nature

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