Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Play Nice!



OK, so it's not quite Momentary Awe, but I thought this image of a Snicketeer coming through was much nicer with a touch of equalisation - he's driving past one of two JCBs that reappeared on the snicket yesterday, clearing a wide open strip of sand to the Dubai side of the concrete barrier and reblocking the openings we've been using. The resources that the RTA is willing to put behind this strange and inexplicable action are really quite impressive.

If this were the Berlin wall, it'd be the firing zone. And, you know, it all does look increasingly ugly and Berlinesque.

I'd kept quiet about the fact that we were still getting through in the hope that the RTA would play nice and just ignore the few of us intrepid enough to take the more adventurous crossings that remained, but no, they just couldn't let it go.

So yes, we have still been getting through the snicket and yes, the spirit of desert freedom that is in the soul of the people of the UAE is still in them and they persist in taking this little drive in the sand. And some of it must have rubbed off on me, because I've been out there with them slipping through the barriers and skipping off to work with a little song in my heart at another days' little act of defiance.

And you know what? I don't think this is one they'll win, to be honest...

5 comments:

Media Junkie said...

who won't win?

Catalin said...

Hahaha... not quite Momentary Awe... Thank you! Well a few friends and I have started a website called www.dubaimusketeers.com, maybe you should start Dubai Snicketeers :)

Seabee said...

Ah, you've captured the romantically beautiful desert landscape so well.

alexander... said...

MJ - they won't win.

CM - We're too anarchistic to organise.

SB - Haven't I? Our little Mordor...

muscati said...

Brilliant pic.

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