Burj Khalifa, Dubai, 2009   They are building tall there, under the sky's furnace.





To me the UAE were...


... over the top · painfully pretentious · 50°C · palms in the making · a lack of sidewalks · bling bling flashy · overrated · ever taller architecture · just a stopover.

What's it gonna be to you?


a glimpse


superlatives chased at every corner


Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, 2009







places / stories

Dubai / Absurd Playground for the Affluent
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Dubai / Dark Reality of a Playground for the Affluent – Drawing a Line

diverging gustoes or objective concern?

...the former fishing village wears but future on its amber desert-skin. But ever taller comes at a price beyond dollar bills...




photos | urban

Middle East

of echoing pasts and future finesse

And places rich in history gave birth to places richer in riches. see more

photos | landscapes

Europe & Middle East

idyllic scenes

In corners of the world where everything is a bit smaller, there's space for idyllic scenery – from gentle mountains with pastoral valleys to moody coastlines. see more





in the Middle East

telling of days past
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North America


Uyuni / Traversing the Zig-Zag Road between Pain and Pleasure

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Window Worlds

different world, same life