Weekend in Al Ain

Last weekend was one of those magical ones, spent with my family and a handful of friend in Al Ain.

This post wishes to be a picture story of the above mentioned trip and the two places we visited there: Al Jimi oasis and the Al Ain Zoo.

First step Al Jimi Oasis.

Bellow a picture of my daughter, my wife and myself on the shade. Sorry guys and girls from back home, I know it’s winter there with tempratures far below zero:

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The wonders of the desert, yes we are in the middle of the desert, but mind your steps…

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and a close-up (my friends were busy visiting & making pictures of the nearby fortress), but I got myself knees dirty, attracted by these tiny flowers…

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Hey, here we are, waive my girls…

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If you follow me on twitter, you may know about that crazy project of mine dailyshoot / 2010 in 365 daily shots. Today’s assignment… Quirky things often catch your eye and make for interesting art. Make a photo of something that makes you go “Hmmm” today. So here comes my first candidate…

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Let me see if you guess. What is this? Aliens?

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Hmmm… a door profile:

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Well, we were into an oasis, so this is how it looks like:

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Let me introduce you now, one of my friends, without which the story will not be complete. His name is Octavian, passionate of photography himself. Here, he is aiming that flower bush…

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or well, not exactly, hmm… as I hear him saying: A little to the left, no… no too much, to the right, just a bit. Perfect! And now say, cheese!

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One more shot of his…

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Time to move on, to the next place, Al Ain Zoo, but just before reaching there we enjoyed photographing our shadows (probably candidate #2 for the hmm moment):

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Finaly, at zoo

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It’s time to introduce Daniel, snacking his popcorn:

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So why go to cinema? Popcorns, berry juice, and hey … we can see Alvin, live, right here …

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My turn to feel attracted of flowers

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… and flowers (love ya!) …

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Wildlife… thinking at its supper

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couple of fences apart…

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Panorama

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Final shots, to remember…

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and

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The winner of the quirky, hmmm moment is (laughing, laughing & laughing):

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The zoo attraction, white lions:

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But it’s late and my daughter is… getting tired.

Many more moments to come, I warn her.

Oh, man! says she, like Swiper the fox from Dora, one of her favourite cartoons.

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From here, the last retreat in Heritage Village, then back to Sharjah.

I hope that you like it and I could bring the smile on your face showing you this photo-story.

The last, but not the least, I would like to hear from you, be sincere if you like it or not, and also I am awaiting other crazy ideas for one-weekend adventures. Comments are open …

One Response to “Weekend in Al Ain

  • 1
    sheraz
    May 13th, 2010 15:14

    Hi Silviu,
    Thats very nice tour of Al Ain… pictures with live commentary… really enjoyed it… good weekend time spent @ Al Ain… look forward for more :)))
    take care,
    Sheraz

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