A Moment

13 Jul

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Some moments in time are destined to stay in our memory. As the sun set over the mosque last night, its mineret dwarfed by the surrounding buildings and telecom tower, was surely such a time. This was the first occasion since my arrival in Abu Dhabi that it was comfortable, pleasant even, to be outside. The shade over the rooftop combined with the sun’s loss of power meant that the breeze, although warm in reality, felt cool on my still damp skin.

The pool water itself had been akin to stepping into a bath, not unwelcome after the chill of the air conditioning. I had the place to myself. At this time most people here would be either preparing or dressing to go out for the evening meal. Sure enough, the muezzin’s call to prayer resonated around the empty pool bar, the signal during Ramadan that the long day’s fast is over. Indeed a delicious smell of cooking rose from the streets below. My stomach rumbled in anticipation, reminding me our own meal would soon be ready.

Most sunsets usually have me reaching for my camara and this was no exception. Of course the lens immediately misted over in the humidity. Not the greatest view, perhaps, but still worthy of a few shots particularly as it seemed to represent this city of contrasts quite well. As the mist on the screen settled, I tried to capture the moment.

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Another moment, the previous night from the Crown Plaza.

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2 Responses to “A Moment”

  1. Christine July 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Love reading about your new adventure, Cathy!

    • lamputts July 14, 2014 at 5:22 am #

      Thanks, Christine. Also riveted by your experiences and pictures of Croatia x

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