Thursday, November 19, 2009
The complex will have a 4-storey shopping mall, a conference-center for business travellers and a seven-star hotel. A 7-star-hotel for pilgrims on the holiest journey of their lives, bang opposite a mosque site dating from medieval times !!! A shopping-mall and a conference-center opposite a site which is holiest to all Muslims !!! What a contrast of functions of a pair of neighbouring structures.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
it is the wash-basin installed in the private aircraft of sultan of brunei, hassanal bolkiah. the sultan is one of the richest men on earth, worth in 2009, as per wikipedia, US $ 20 billion (that is 13.5 billion euros or 1.8 trillion yen or 12 billion uk pounds or 135 billion chinese yuan or 21 billion austrailian $ or 94,000 crore indian rupees).
some say the sink is solid gold. some say the sink is gold-plated. in any case, it looks gaudy. it is sign of a disease called 'show-off' that affects many rich people. WEALTH IS NO GUARANTEE FOR GOOD TASTES.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
a skyscraper (proposed) protuding out of a locality of low-rise buildings in shiraz, a city in iran. skyscraper.com's comment 'a design that wouldn't look out of place in Star Trek' is not inappropriate. as if the star trek ship Enterprise sank into earth and arose in shiraz.
supposedly re-development plans for mecca : the best example for a town-planner who wishes to convert his medieval city to manhattan. in this aerial view, the tall buildings look like a bunch of dominoes, waiting for a kid to be played with.