Sofitel, Dubai Jumiera Beach: Stars

The ceiling had me mesmerised from the get-go. After all, it was decorated with stars of muted luminosity, and varying sizes, all hanging at different lengths. What a welcome the Sofitel in Dubai bid me today! Stars twinkling up above…it was enough to have me laying prone on the comfy couches staring skywards, counting the number of points each one had…

Sofitel Dubai f/4.5; 1/80sec; ISO-400

Sofitel Dubai f/4.5; 1/80sec; ISO-400

Those luminous heavenly bodies which have their own light are called stars. On a clear night the keen observer (and his naked eyes) can spot about 2500 of them. In reality, countless stars exist. Our favourite one of course is the sun. It is the brightest star of all, and delivers a mighty punch when summer’s about. Poorly named our sun is, but glowing nonetheless. Prize for best-named star would have to go to Alpha-Centauri. Shades of Star Trek, non?

Sofitel Dubai f/2.8; 1/60sec; ISO-500

Sofitel Dubai f/2.8; 1/60sec; ISO-500

My mind returns to what’s above me here at the Sofitel. Each celestial body competing to become my own satellite, shining a private light, to be bathed in its glow, my own exclusive heaven…I definitely want these at home!!! Twinkle twinkle little star…

Sofitel Dubai Ceiling: f/2.8; 1/60sec; ISO-400

Sofitel Dubai Ceiling: f/2.8; 1/60sec; ISO-400

 

 

 

One Response to Sofitel, Dubai Jumiera Beach: Stars

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

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