Monday, 11 October 2010

A photo I should have taken ...

Somewhere in Dubai there is a fashion shop that has gone out of business. The shopfront consists of concrete panels with (mock) Assyrian bas relief designs. I know because I saw it from a cab window on the way to the Mall.

An interesting cultural resonance, as well as giving an idea of how these panels would have looked as crisp white limestone out in the sunlight rather than as tarnished stone in the dull light of western museum.

In an ideal world I would have stopped the cab and taken a picture. But in Dubai's mad traffic that wasn't an option. So I didn't. But I should have ...

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