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Burj Al’Arab – window cleaning

(posted by tobias)

So there I was, at 11:00 this morning, innocently tuning the piano in the restaurant where I am playing these days, when I noticed someone outside the window. Fairly strange since the window is 200 metres in the air and there is a sheer drop to the Arabian Gulf below. Yes, this man is essentially hanging in space with a big long squeegy and a bucket, cleaning the windows of one of the world’s highest restaurants.

For visual reference, the white dot at lower left is a boat, and not a particularly small one. The islands of ‘The World’ development (check it out, quite mindblowing; don’t miss the nauseating promo movie!) can be dimly seen on the horizon.

more pics and musings, for those interested, at My Other Blog

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