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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Memories

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/tomorrow/the-incredible-new-abu-dhabi-airport-terminal/ss-BBh4A4T?ocid=U142DHP

 The incredible new Abu Dhabi Airport terminal.


The "Mushroom"




Abu Dhabi, was/is the one stop between London Heathrow and Muscat Seeb airport in the Sultanate of Oman.
My fist view of Abu Dhabi International terminal after getting off the BA 777 for an hours pause in my journey, was the mushroom shaped structure starting on the floor below and reaching high up above the mezzanine where the tunnels lead to incoming and departing aircraft, to form the terminal ceiling above. (pictures 5 and 9 on the link).
Standing right beside the structure, reaching to where the “mushroom” begins to curve over to form the ceiling, was the largest broadest real Christmas Tree that I had ever seen, decorated from bottom to top with every type of tree decoration you could imagine and hundreds (if not more) Christmas tree lights. A truly remarkable sight.
It seems that “The incredible new Abu Dhabi Airport terminal”, will maintain the high standard.

Incidentally, in picture 9 on the link, on the right as you view the image, is the retail outlet where in November of 1999, I purchased 2 wrist watches, one for my wife and the other for me. As we now move into 2015, I have purchased only 2 replacement batteries for my watch which I have been wearing practically every day since then.