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photoblog image UAE 8: Monitor

UAE 8: Monitor

This is the reason behind the lush greenery. Powerful monitors shoot out jets of water over great distance to soak the soil. The grass is of the thick, fleshy variety, which I believe, retains the moisture. 


I took the shot below simply because it felt a bit unreal to have a thick, lush green carpet like grass, bordering on crunchy, under my feet. 

photoblog image uae.2013feb_203.jpg

UAE 8: Monitor

This is the reason behind the lush greenery. Powerful monitors shoot out jets of water over great distance to soak the soil. The grass is of the thick, fleshy variety, which I believe, retains the moisture. 


I took the shot below simply because it felt a bit unreal to have a thick, lush green carpet like grass, bordering on crunchy, under my feet. 

photoblog image uae.2013feb_203.jpg

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 May 2013, 01:10
Excellent! One does not think "green grass" when observing UAE, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Actually there are few oases in some areas but yes, the general perception is like you said. Thank you for the comment
it's a wonder that they grow grass in the desert Ayush... up close it doesn't look like grass more like weeds... but it is growing....petersmile
Amazing! Your photos show this very well!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 14 May 2013, 06:23
Good heavens Ayush, this process must cost a pretty penny.
Ayush Basu: I think so too Chad
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 May 2013, 07:22
The joys of a dry climate!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment Chris
It's cool that the top shot shows the surrounding dessert. The 'grass' almost looks like a succulent.
Ayush Basu: This spot is barely ten kms away from yesterday's post. Thank you very much Mary
Quite amazing Ayush! Water must be more expensive than petrol there...
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much for the visit and the comment Richard
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 May 2013, 05:09
Water is life
Ayush Basu: True words Vintage
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2013, 05:10
I am impressed, but on the other hand, everything here is 'un-real'. Don't get me wrong, you have some great pictures. But thinking about the absurd things they invent here and it costs gazillion and gazillion dollars.
I wonder when the bubble burst.
Did you also see the indoor-ski-slope?
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your input and you are quite right about the bubble bursting possibility. I am told the original Burj Al Dubai tower was initiated by Dubai, which ran out of funds midway through the project. The remainder was financed by the oil rich Abu Dhabi and was renamed to Burj Al Khalifa.

No I did not see the indoor ski slope.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2013, 06:15
Now you have me wondering at what "cost" they arrive at this luxury, Ayush. Is there enough water to throw around like this??? (sigh)
Ayush Basu: One would think so, as you can see in a few coming posts. Thank you for the comment Ginnie
it's nice colour light
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much for the comment, highly appreciated smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 May 2013, 08:11
Well, they are not sort of a few quid (dinars?) so why not splash out on a few watering accessories smile In the hot parts of the US, they also do the same.
Ayush Basu: I did not know this was prevalent in some parts of the US. Thank you very much for the comment Alan
So you would have to be careful not to get soaked smile
Ayush Basu: I think about ten minutes after we left, the monitors started up. Thank you very much John
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 15 May 2013, 10:25
Thank you for sharing such an interesting place which you have admirably captured.
Ayush Basu: Very kind of you to say so Beth.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 May 2013, 12:59
Interesting stuff. Now your next project is to find out where they get the water that is so mildly sprayed smile
Ayush Basu: I'm not at all sure but I wonder if it is seawater passed through desalination plants. Thank you very much for the comment
Wow, des panoramas extraordinaires, c'est superbe !
Hello!
I love your photos.
There are always great. I can watch them for hours!!
Message of greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 May 2013, 19:25
It looks very verdant, what a vibrant green
I'm always amazed by this kind of thing - like the desert golf courses in Spain, using millions of gallons of precious water!
It certainly is very lush and green.

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