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The Burj Khalifa by La-Vita-a-Bella The Burj Khalifa by La-Vita-a-Bella
A shot of the tallest building in the world. :D

...and yes, I went up in it. :dance:


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:iconandyserrano:
AndySerrano Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your wonderful art work has been featured in my [link] April 2013 journal
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Photographer
:glomp:
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
thats quite impressive, almost looks like a tower in a Fairy tale castle
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Photographer
:nod:
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veinne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Photographer
Aww, I'm so jealous. Nice shot.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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AliBrown1313 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this shot & the way you did it.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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AliBrown1313 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome
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:iconroses-to-ashes:
Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: stunning!!!
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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Roses-to-Ashes Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome! :D
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Naif85 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful ..
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Photographer
:D
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roylapost Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
My, but you do get around.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
:icontravelgnomeplz: Well, you can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. :giggle:
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roylapost Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Tell that to this guy --> [link]
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
I guess I should've added...."at home" or something to that effect! lol! Pretty amazing!
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roylapost Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Humans are very adaptable aren't they we.
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
:nod:
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You would have gone alone, if I was with you. But, then, you would have known that already.
Could be worse, though. This is the building that Tom Cruise was running around the outside of, like 93 stories up, with nothing but a safety line between him and all that empty space.

All that said.
Nice pic.
They should consider putting it on the brochure.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
I take it you are afraid of heights, then! :D
Yes, the building seems to have gotten most of its fame from that scene with Tom Cruise. Now that I've been in it, I should watch the movie again!
Thanks! :hug:
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Nope..
Tall Buildings.
Not sure if there's a specific name for it, but I seize up if I get much over three stories off the ground.
Climb up to the top of a Giant Redwood..? No problem.
Stand on a mountain peak and look around..? You bet.

Just buildings.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
Batophobia. Which sounds more like you're afraid of bats than buildings. :giggle:
Strange that it's only buildings that bother you. Anything happen to you as a child that might have spurred that?
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Not for sure.. I wasn't always that way. We actually lived on the 8th floor of a high-rise, when I was somewhere around pre-school/kindergarten age and I don't recall it bothering me. I did get stuck in the elevator of the building once, for about an hour and a half, but I figure that has more to do with my claustrophobia than this whatcha call batophobia. In fact, it didn't really manifest itself until I was well into my twenties and I have no idea what triggered it. Pretty bizarre, I know, but there it is. There have been several people who have more or less invited me to go up to the top of the arch, in St Louis, but that's a double whammy. Way I understand it, they pack folks into the elevator[s] like sardines and, once you're up there, if there is even the slightest breeze, you can actually feel the damn thing swaying back and forth. So, first of all, I would probably wind up killing everyone in the elevator, trying to get out and just the idea of being in that thing, with it moving back and forth... freezes my blood. Irrational fears, both, but they are mine, so I have adapted my life to deal with them. Which is why I don't go into tall buildings, with the idea of riding the elevator [which I can ride in, as long as they are relatively empty] up past the third floor. Oh yeah... I can't do the glass elevators, regardless. I tried one, once and had to get off on the second floor. Was having a friggin' full blown panic attack.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
Fears can be so irrational and hard to understand, but at least yours are ones that you can work around. You would NOT have liked going up in the Burj Khalifa....crammed in an elevator like sardines to the 124th floor.
The Burj Al Arab (the one shaped like a sail) has two glass elevators (I rode in both). :D
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Samarai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Good thing we didn't go together then.. looks like you would have been spending a lot of time by yourself. ;)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
Hahahaha....yeah, sounds like it! :giggle:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Super excellent
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll feature it next month
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous night photography! *LIKE*!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
Thanks so much! :glomp:
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Very interesting looking. Do you have the specs? I'm curious just how much taller than the known buildings (ie: Sears Tower, Empire State building, etc) it is.

Very cool shot, anyway. :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
The Burj Khalifa is 2,722 ft tall, whereas the Empire State building is 1,454 ft tall and the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) is 1,451 ft tall.
Later, I will be posting a picture I took when we got to go up in the building. :D
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akcattykit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:wow: That's impressive!
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
:nod:
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Gretgor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
The Burj Khalifa fantastic marvel of human creativity and ingenuity. It's great to see you can photograph both the human and the natural world with such beauty! :)
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artist
Waw! :iconbravoplz:
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
:bow:
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artist
You're welcome, my friend!
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Mahkir Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Wow. ^ ^
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Photographer
Thanks. :)
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