Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Dubai Timelapse

For my video post this week it’s back to timelapses we go. And here is an amazing one of Dubai called, simply and appropriately, “Dubai Timelapse.” This is definitely one to watch in full screen high definition. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here.

h/t Likecool

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Cities: Dubai
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4 Responses to “Dubai Timelapse”

  1. Jon Seisa says:

    Very fun, indeed. The petroleum industry fuels the growth of nations and created Dubai. Petroleum is not merely used as fuel for transportation and for heating, literally every synthetic product, device, electronic, fashion, appliance, cosmetic, container, piece of furniture, hair product, toiletry, house, building, coating, flooring, carpeting, plumbing, vehicle, phone, computer, laptop, food storage, and so on are made from petroleum by-products. It’s literally shocking that the president hinted in his Georgetown climate change speech this week to possibly kill the Keystone XL Pipeline if it worsens carbon pollution – a strange, unlikely and dubious ramification floated out as a causative reason to can the project; this will guarantee a more intense economic downturn and GNP stagnation for the U.S. economy.

    America and Dubai – How oil is the fuel for growth
    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 http://www.oilvoice.com/n/America_and_Dubai_How_oil_is_the_fuel_for_growth/1ba03bd45b92.aspx?ovs=side

  2. Gerhard Ehresmann says:

    Like what Texas would be…with money…and even less qualms.

    Completely unsustainable right from the start.
    Modern-day slave labor.

    Unfortunately the seduction process hits a brick wall when you look under the surface.
    This city is a joke in urban planning circles.

  3. Bob Stephenson says:

    While impressive I find most of the shot devoid of pedestrians. It appears unless you are watching the fountain you are driving. Looks like they just built a rich Los Angeles.

  4. Jon Seisa says:

    I saw an interesting video once, about 5 years ago, on Dubai (at close range, so to speak). It was done by an extremely observant and astute British chap. His analysis of Dubai was riveting. He observed that Dubai lacks systematic and methodical infrastructural maintenance and the cohesive municipal ordinances to do so, like a modern Western nation possesses and periodically exercises to sustain a high standard of safety and infrastructural integrity, as U.S. cities do. He pointed out visual examples of the already crumbling Dubai infrastructure, via eroding telltale signs in structural walls and foundations where demonstrative gapping holes have appeared in the recently constructed structures, and given complete negligence. I was stunned. Basically, Dubai is a hollow façade.

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