March 2009

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Jumeirah Beach and Spinney’s


Today on our way to go to Spinney’s grocery store for the very first time, we stopped to check out Jumeirah Beach (the one near downtown)


On our way to lunch we strolled along this beautiful street. 

But seriously, we did find one of the best restaurants in town, Shakespeare and Company, at The Village.

After Lunch we headed back to the beach and went out on the pier. It was a beautifully windy and cool day.


Look – Beth is a Dubai skyscraper!

Then we headed to Spinney’s which we hadn’t been to yet. It was an amazing success.

That Fleeting Moment

The opening of “That Fleeting Moment” at DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theater and Arts Center) where Elizabeth and I presented LAGI for the first time was this past Monday. We will have some more pictures of our piece soon. It’s the second photo below. We hung three boards, two describing the piece and one large work that displays 800,000 squares with each line representing a millenium. It starts with the discovery of fire at the top left and ends about 800 years after the end of coal and oil. It shows the fleeting moment of the carbon consuming age and stimulates questions about our future existence.


Michael Bray’s work. I love his stuff. 



LAGI


Roberto Lopardo’s piece. He took a photo every minute for 24 hours as he walked the city. Displayed in a 1,440 square light box. That’s him from behind.


Beth and Connie. We’re documenting the documentation.


More documenting the documentation. Here is Marcelo talking about his excellent work.


Some of Beth’s wonderful colleagues from AUD. From left: Nina, Dina, Sandra.

The Madinat Jumeirah Today

We went to see the Art Dubai Global Forum discussion panel.

Handii Pakistani Restaurant

This place just opened on the ground floor of our building and we are their biggest customer. Of course they deliver upstairs.

Bastakia Art Night

Sharjah Souk

Last weekend we went exploring a little in Sharjah.

Land Art Generator Initiative

LAGI Logo

Volunteers

We must have had some sunflower seeds in the bird feeder!

I Love This Car

We have been seeing a lot of crazy expensive cars here. This one is in the garage that I park in every day at the Fairmont Hotel (that’s where our offices are located). It has been sitting in this garage for the last two months unused while we have had a few windy and sandy days. I didn’t write that on the hood but I wish I had. I also would have left the “i” out of “this” for effect.

What makes this so really great is that this Bugatti Veyron is literally the world’s most powerful and expensive production car. With 1040 metric horsepower it can reach 253 mph. You would think that for 1.3 million dollars it would not be physically capable of collecting dust but you would be wrong.

For the record, Elizabeth is now a huge fan of the Audi R8 and also has the hots for this one particular chartreuse Lamborghini that is in a show room that we drive by on the way to Garden Center. You just can’t help getting into sexy cars here.