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Old January 17th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #24921
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Imre, that'd be like selling your soul!

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Old January 17th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #24922
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Teddy should belong to Vanhenrik. I bet he shed a tear when he saw the pic with him on top.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #24923
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I think he already has the original Teddy
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Old January 17th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #24924
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A bit like Las Vegas, some would consider this Tacky. Others think it is a amazing with its lights and buildings.. Some even say Vegas is romantic..
Maybe like the chrome coverings that automotive manufactures do to plastics or cheap metal. Or a fake iPhone, not as good as an original.
If you were describing something as Tacky, you are stating that you find the design in bad taste, fussy design and quality cheap. I can see why people look at it as some cheap knock off, but the Burj Al Arab is the real thing, Real Gold, all the flower displays are done on the day,, it’s not fake.

Tacky would be the cheap copies they sell in tourist shops, they are tacky.

If you came to Dubai, you would probably enjoy it as an experience.
I think the interchangeable word would be gaudy instead of tacky (mean very similar things). Too much expensive looking materials (real or not) which look like someone without any taste or apreciation for a material (such as gold) uses it more as an expresion of thier wealth rather than an expresion of beauty. It can also be used for bright garish clashing colours where wealth has nothing to do with it. I personally find the burj al arab gaudy, but because of the colours and internal design, not the materials (though i dont like gold except in small detailing amounts, again because of the colour).
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #24925
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And this is Burj Al Arab...?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:12 PM   #24926
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Kimlong, why are you posting random pics?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #24927
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A bit like Las Vegas, some would consider this Tacky. Others think it is a amazing with its lights and buildings.. Some even say Vegas is romantic..
Maybe like the chrome coverings that automotive manufactures do to plastics or cheap metal. Or a fake iPhone, not as good as an original.
If you were describing something as Tacky, you are stating that you find the design in bad taste, fussy design and quality cheap. I can see why people look at it as some cheap knock off, but the Burj Al Arab is the real thing, Real Gold, all the flower displays are done on the day,, it’s not fake.

Tacky would be the cheap copies they sell in tourist shops, they are tacky.

If you came to Dubai, you would probably enjoy it as an experience.
Have you been up there yet Sale ?- IF NOT WAIT TIL MARCH I'll treat you !
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #24928
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Lol why is "kimlong" posting pictures of Dubai Mall renders and interiors of Burj Al Arab? That has nothing to do with Burj Khalifa interiors!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #24929
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I think the interchangeable word would be gaudy instead of tacky (mean very similar things). Too much expensive looking materials (real or not) which look like someone without any taste or apreciation for a material (such as gold) uses it more as an expresion of thier wealth rather than an expresion of beauty. It can also be used for bright garish clashing colours where wealth has nothing to do with it. I personally find the burj al arab gaudy, but because of the colours and internal design, not the materials (though i dont like gold except in small detailing amounts, again because of the colour).
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #24930
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it looks bit kitchy to me
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:30 AM   #24931
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Lol why is "kimlong" posting pictures of Dubai Mall renders and interiors of Burj Al Arab? That has nothing to do with Burj Khalifa interiors!
Because this forum is full of jerks that just come by to take a dump... I've great respect for the really few real contributers that feed us with new information every day... but I don't get how they still have patience to put so much effort in it while they are surrounded by spamming jerks that do not even read the previous post

PS: But well... thats good for those few who actually read the posts. Thx guys
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #24932
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They're starting to open up access on the lake side:

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Gerald, I can't see any of these pics
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #24933
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Yup only 5 stars. Burj Al Arab in the pictures above is 7 stars. I stayed there once for one night and I almost got a stroke when I saw the bill. lol Armani should be much cheaper.
there is no such thing as a 7 star hotel, thats just a marketing gimmick
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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:31 AM   #24934
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there is no such thing as a 7 star hotel, thats just a marketing gimmick

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It is called a 7 star hotel because it is impossible to describe the level of luxury compared to a normal 5 star hotel. There is no such thing as a 7 star hotel, but because of it's uniqueness and luxury, it can afford to call itself 7 stars.

PS: Shangri La hotel in Muscat Oman has 5,6 and 7 star hotel complex. I guess the same reason as Burj Al Arab, but there are stars awarded for a palace like treatment I suppose.

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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #24935
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the problem with the observation deck is there isnt a beautiful city to look at......yet. Right now all you can see is a bunch of unfinished buildings and lots of cranes. The observation deck will have a much better view in a few more years
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #24936
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I think the interchangeable word would be gaudy instead of tacky (mean very similar things). Too much expensive looking materials (real or not) which look like someone without any taste or apreciation for a material (such as gold) uses it more as an expresion of thier wealth rather than an expresion of beauty. It can also be used for bright garish clashing colours where wealth has nothing to do with it. I personally find the burj al arab gaudy, but because of the colours and internal design, not the materials (though i dont like gold except in small detailing amounts, again because of the colour).
It takes one to know one. Artists and people in the know do not describe BAA as gaudy or tacky or kitschy or what ever. Folks whose biggest art is in the bathroom of McDonalds would not know the value of Michaelangelo. If you think it is gaudy, it is your opinion and keep it yourself. if you express your opinions, others will find out what a bum you are.

I have never been to dubai and I have never seen BAA. But I have read a lot about it; especially the opinion of those who are considered artists and architects. None of them said, it is tacky becaus it uses real gold, etc. Now, if you have such serious opinion, why don't you explain in artist's words where the flaw is.

if you are just shitting because BAA is in UAE, my dear friend, I have news for you.. It was all designed and built and decorated by world renowned engineers, architects and artists.. Now, show us your artistic and architectural credentials.. Show us the bathroom in your house.. let us see where you have used real gold and where you have used real diamonds in moderation...artistically...
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #24937
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Gerald, I can't see any of these pics
Something's up with my hosting company. I'm looking into it
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #24938
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It is called a 7 star hotel because it is impossible to describe the level of luxury compared to a normal 5 star hotel. There is no such thing as a 7 star hotel, but because of it's uniqueness and luxury, it can afford to call itself 7 stars.

PS: Shangri La hotel in Muscat Oman has 5,6 and 7 star hotel complex. I guess the same reason as Burj Al Arab, but there are stars awarded for a palace like treatment I suppose.
For the record, Jumeirah group have never referred to the BAA as a 7 star hotel. They only claim 5 stars.

The 7 star comment was made by a British journalist when the hotel first opened, and has stuck ever since.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 06:00 AM   #24939
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You right, but I prefer to not wait till 2035 , would you pay 15K now ?
sell it man.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 07:03 AM   #24940
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It takes one to know one. Artists and people in the know do not describe BAA as gaudy or tacky or kitschy or what ever. Folks whose biggest art is in the bathroom of McDonalds would not know the value of Michaelangelo. If you think it is gaudy, it is your opinion and keep it yourself. if you express your opinions, others will find out what a bum you are.

I have never been to dubai and I have never seen BAA. But I have read a lot about it; especially the opinion of those who are considered artists and architects. None of them said, it is tacky becaus it uses real gold, etc. Now, if you have such serious opinion, why don't you explain in artist's words where the flaw is.

if you are just shitting because BAA is in UAE, my dear friend, I have news for you.. It was all designed and built and decorated by world renowned engineers, architects and artists.. Now, show us your artistic and architectural credentials.. Show us the bathroom in your house.. let us see where you have used real gold and where you have used real diamonds in moderation...artistically...
Quite a rant you had there, maybe you are insecure about something. no i have no problem with UAE or the exterior of buildings, but i find the interior excessivly bright and i personally dont like the design. It may be a cultural thing as the only places you see gold in Europe are older buildings such as palaces and the like, where it is used on architectural details rather thank blanketed across walls. It is often mixed with different materials that compliment it better than those in Burj al arab (at least to my taste), and personally think the gold was used more to enhance the prestige of the hotel rather than enhance its beauty.

Like i said its my personal taste, if i was offered gold taps for my bathroom (gold plated would be all i could afford) or chrome, it would be chrome all the way. Its probably a reason why gold coloured skyscrapers arnt that common or generally liked as well.
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