|Burj Khalifa, Dubai - Photo courtesy of Dubai Tourism|
One day I will stand on the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world and take in the spectacular 360 degree view of one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The Burj Khalifa, technological wonder and incredible feat of engineering has fascinated me since a fateful day when my Google trawling landed me at the image of a building shadow that must have stretched for miles.
The Burj Khalifa, at 160 stories breaks a whole pile of records - tallest building in the world, tallest free standing structure in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world .... But forget all those stats - I don't need numbers to be mesmerized. It will be enough see all those shining buildings dwarfed in its' shadow. And since Fantasy Friday allows me to take whatever liberties I like, let's revise my fantasy a little: 'One day I will stand on the 124th floor twice.'. My second ascent will be on a rare cloudy day to stand outdoors at 452 meters up and be equally mesmerized by the sundial of Burj's shadow on a sea of billowing clouds below.
Hmmm, at the end of this post, I will take a moment to channel 'Reality Friday at the Burj' instead of 'Fantasy Friday' while blogging in a coffee shop.