Thursday, June 10, 2010

"The Good"

I have posted quite few photos of the statue of Sheikh Zayed, the first president of the UAE, but I have never mentioned the meaning of the arabic calligraphy on it.  The "الخير" text just before the palm tree has a literal meaning of "the good" in arabic and I guess, the date palm symbolizes the Arabian hospitality or it symbolizes the uniqueness of the city compared to other emirates of UAE as Al Ain is built around an oasis with thousands of date palms.

Thanks to my neighbour for answering my question regarding the arabic text. Shukran Katir sadiqa (Thank you so much my friend).

This is my entry for Skywatch Friday. Thanks to the Skywatch Team. Click here to view thumbnails for all  participants.

Word of the day: Sadiqa is the arabic term for a friend (female). Salaam!

21 comments:

  1. It looks very mighty with the light and the beautiful sky.
    I remember Al Ain very well - we liked to go there when we lived in UAE :)

    http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/06/10/SkyWatch-Friday-e28093-University-Sky.aspx

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  2. Magnificent capture, Misalyn! Such beautiful skies and the statue is awesome. Superb composition, gorgeous colors! Have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful photo Misalyn, thank you for sharing your lovely corner of the sky!

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  4. Great sky and statue!Your photo´s are always very beautifulk.Thank you for sharing.

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  5. the lighting here is superb. thanks for sharing the tidbit.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  6. Beautiful lighting and I love it...so dramatic and romantic.

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  7. The monument is great, love the symbol and message of it, becoming a friend to the sky above, beautiful as it is. Please have a nice Friday.

    daily athens

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  8. Hi Misalyn, wow, lighting is everything... love it.. great!
    Skywatch Friday HERE

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  9. Such a beautiful sky and thanks for elucidating the inscription as well.

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  10. Great monument!
    I love, love this photo, Misalyn.
    B
    p.s. came back from London.
    I'm now catching up on blogs.
    Hope you have a great day!

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  11. very lovely....i really love the color ou your sky here sis...parang nakakaantok talaga...love it...

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  12. beautiful lighting! i think you captured it at the right moment. :) thanks for the added info too :)

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  13. This is a beautiful photo. I like the composition, colors and your helpful words to understand the script. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Lovely photo! The sky is amazing and the the post educational as well! Happy SkyWatch Friday to you!

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  15. The statue has dignity very much.

    Happy weekend.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  16. WOW! I'm very impressed with the beauty.

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  17. The sky and statue just look beautiful! Love the lighting and the pretty colors in the sky. Great capture!

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  18. The statue does look good against the pretty sky.
    Nice to see something of UAE.

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  19. Stunning Capture! Amazing Lights & Very Dramatic!!

    Pixellicious Photos

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