Pictures, Walking, Abra.....

Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 by Stained in

Whenever I'm in a hurry, I take the bus to the Abra station in Deira to take the abra to Bur dubai where I'm picked up by a friend. Its much more faster than taking the bus. Taking the bus [bus number 3] to Bur dubai [route: City Centre-Rashid hospital-Ghubaiba] is like a 1 hour nightmare.

Yesterday was one such day where I had to get to Bur dubai by 8:10am. So as I left home at 7:30am, taking the bus was not an option. So I walked to a bus stop where a few buses would have taken me to the the abra station. But as usual the buses are never on time plus there was traffic near Ghurair, so decided to walk till the abra station. Reached the abra station by 7:55am, got on & reached bur dubai at 8am. Ten minutes early & took several pictures, not bad compared to some other days when I'm usually late. Here are three pictures that are of some interest...

The date palms had attracted my attention on the previous day but didn't have time to take a picture. Its the like the six palm trees have a single root system. Next time I'll take a closer look.
The second picture is a mystery to me. Again I didn't have a close look at the plant so don't know what it was. It just reminded me of a sand dune/hill.
The third picture is when I was sitting in the abra. I usually take pictures of the sun with its reflection. But this picture came out unusually well, plus the whole setting looks nice [in my opinion atleast].

Hmm...I think I might do more of such posts as I do love taking pictures, just wish I had a Better camera. Till next birthday I assume.


  1. D says:

    Hmmm... I've never taken the abra for such a purpose... had gone once when my relatives had come down many many MANY years ago...just for them to experience it...and I experienced it in the process as well.
    Ummm... I always like your pics coz most come out well...The hill thingy looks cute...kinda reminds me of a sponge for some reason...I feel like I can bounce up and down it!
    And yeah, third pic is good...

    Now... happy?? :p

  1. Stained says:

    yeah yeah..happy :P
    sponge..didnt look at it that way...hmm..interesting

  1. Anonymous says:

    YAY ABRAS!Arent they called dhows too?

    Whoa the hill thing looks really weird,yet really cool.

    And that sun reflection pic is really awesome!

    But my favorite had to be the palm tree one.

    and one other and d. always say:


    lawl sorry,I over-observe..what can I a writer! :D

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