The Burj Khalifa :: From The Air
I’ve had such a great time here in Dubai that Delta decided to blow a circuit card in an engine so we could stay just another day or two.
Thanks to fellow GPP teacher, Chris Hurtt, for hooking us up with an aerial view of Dubai a few days ago. I was able to get this photo of the Burj Khalifa. It is the tallest building in the world stretching about half a mile in the sky. When you are on the ground you can tell that the thing is huge but to really grasp the scale you have to see it from the air. This image was shot at 1,500 feet. All of those buildings around it are your typical city sky scrapers. 40, 50, 60 story buildings. I think the Burj is 160 something stories.
Ok, now I have to get on the horn with Delta to see if we are going home today or tomorrow. I should be making this post from home.