Here are a few photos I made during the course of the day - of things that more and more we have gotten used to or rather that we don’t notice for some reason or the other. Photos which illustrate that how in cities like Dubai different world are colliding or probably co-existing – whether this is good or bad I guess only time will tell.
I’ll start with this image of how the 'double meaning' sleaze of corporate world is superimposed over an airline gate dedicated for Haj travellers from all over the world. (And to remember that
While the people who can afford to buy there ‘Channels, YSLs, Pradas and Mont Blancs’ downstairs in Porsche Duty free mall; Immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia wait in huge queues for their flights back home.
And the last image in this series - Here a few Pakistani Immigrants are waiting for their flights while in the background - the walls of the airport are slowly but surely being taken over by - advertisements of highly exclusive city developments that have nothing to offer to them and to a large majority of people that keep cities like this going.
This of course is a larger problem, a global problem, a problem to which no-one seems to have a viable alternative to. But my question is – Shouldn’t we be very worried about what these colliding worlds could create, could generate or rather could degenerate?