Burj Khalifa - Inaugurat oficial în ianuarie 2010. Peste 828 metri înălţime. [http://www.burjkhalifa.ae]
The building has returned the location of Earth's tallest freestanding structure to the Middle East where the Great Pyramid of Giza claimed this achievement for almost four millennia before being surpassed in 1311 by Lincoln Cathedral in England. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa]
L-am zărit mai întâi prin hubloul avionului, ireal, departe, pierdut în căldura amiezii.
Ceva mai târziu, după-amiaza, privit de pe malul Golfului Persic, părea mai aproape şi mai înalt,
dar Cristian aranjase drumurile în aşa fel încât să ajungem lângă el doar seara,
pentru a-mi arăta că luna o mai pot atinge, dar nu şi vârful zgârie-cerului:
şi pentru a urmări spectacolul de noapte al fântânii din Dubai unduind pe "Valurile" lui Bijan Mortazavi.
Dubai Fountain: Set in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
The most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and will be visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world. [http://www.thedubaimall.com]
The fountain is animated with performances set to light and music. [...]
Performance repertoire includes: ..., "Waves" ("Amvaj") by Bijan Mortazavi, ... [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dubai_Fountain]
Bijan Mortazavi: born on November 16, 1957 in Juybar, Iran, is a popular Iranian violinist, singer and songwriter. [...] Mortazavi began playing the violin at the age of three. [...] After high school graduation, Bijan moved to the United Kingdom. [...] In 1979, Bijan moved to the United States and settled in California in 1985. [...] Bijan always plays a white handmade violin. " I like to play my white violin because to me white represents peace and friendship. " said Bijan in a TV interview. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijan_Mortazavi]
Mulţumesc, Cristi! A fost o plimbare de neuitat.
A la prochaine!