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By david deveson  
Carrying on with the series of photographs taken in the ADIA building in Abu Dhabi, we have now been given a pass and moved on beyond the sentinels who guard reception and make towards the lifts.
For what is the richest company in the world, investing the revenue generated by the country's petroleum industry, life seems to be surprisingly normal and calm.
A visit to the canteen serving salmon, oysters, caviar and anything else which catches your fancy, gives a chance for a break before returning upstairs to the office with the day's newspapers (Financial Times, what else?).

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white

Voters: morpheus1955, Pinnace, tony64 and 22 more

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 7:17AM
This series my friend is rather quickly becoming almost a 'classic', your observation and attention to detail, composition, and processing is simply outstanding. Looking forward to many more.

Regards Nathan
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
10 Aug 2012 7:21AM
Thank you Nathan.
For those of you who can stand it, there are indeed many more.
tony64 17 204 9 England
10 Aug 2012 7:38AM
Loving these so far David, bw perfect, especially this one.
Love the repeating lines and the reflections.
Have my UA for this!
Looking forward to the rest!
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 8:30AM
Great tonal balanced.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
10 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Great repetition, and the figures in just the right place.
10 Aug 2012 9:30AM
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
10 Aug 2012 9:52AM
Symetary, David.
TanyaH Plus
18 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 10:01AM
Excellent thumbnail, even better when opened up to view Smile Lovely tonal range, and those reflections just add something else entirely. I don't know if it's my imagination or not, but is it slightly on the pi** - it seems to dip, very very slightly, down on the left hand side? (Either that, or I need new glasses! Grin) Fantastic image.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Aug 2012 10:52AM
so pleasing to the eye Smile
david deveson 16 62 2 Italy
10 Aug 2012 4:42PM
Thank you Tony for your award.
Much appreciated.

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