Monday, August 08, 2005

Going green

Driving into work at The City this morning, I noticed the giant lobster on the Safestway building for the first time. Since I've been here the wrong side of five years, this obviously means a) I've been here too long and b) the worm must be about to turn and I'm starting to see the light.

Meanwhile, just opposite the Oasis Centre, they started putting up the framework for yet another massive billboard. As with all the others up and down the Sheikh Zayed road, as well as in Bur Dubai (Ikea and Axiom), these billboards will cover up the only remaining space in the city.

There's no doubt that the creation of these giant bits of painted plywood will generate more income for the outdoor media companies, the graphic design / advertising companies, and the production houses. But wouldn't you rather see the spaces used for small community gardens and parks?


Blogger secretdubai said...

That Seafood restaurant can be an absolute bargain - if you're careful. The fish (assuming you avoid prawns and lobsters) can work out quite cheap, as you buy it by weight.

Also, it's unlicensed, so you can't end up with a huge booze bill.

12:20 PM  

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