We asked community members who had traveled during the 2014 Eid al-Adha holiday to submit photos from their trips that would make good postcards. Here are our top submissions. Scroll down to find our winning three postcards:
Aiman Khurram, Those Who Don’t Jump.
“Those who don’t jump will never fly.”- Leena Ahmad Almashat
Arabian Adventures- Overnight Safari.
Feline Paula Lange, Not the Occidental Way or The Three Graces. Saadiyat Public Beach, Abu Dhabi.
Jack Dickson, A Secret Retreat.
A secret retreat behind the concrete facade. Sofia, Bulgaria.
Khadija Toor, Bastakiya, Dubai.
Sam Ridgeway, Ocean View from the Corniche.
It’s funny, there’s a part of me that wishes I wasn’t here right now looking at this view, that I could be thousands of miles away next to you. Yet I also imagine you being here to see for yourself what I can only now capture with a broken iPhone.
The sun is setting over the Corniche and I’m knee deep in water. If you get low enough, the orange glow flows from the horizon and appears to kiss the crests of water. The sea is so calm; the only noise is of the water washing around my feet and children calling to their parents for attention. The sun seems to refuse to set and my mind wonders about how you are.
I wish you could see this right now.
Congratulations to Feline Lange, Harshini Karunaratne, and Sam Ridgeway for submitting the top three postcard photos and messages, below, which will appear in the January print issue of Electra Street.
Feline Paula Lange, Moon Landing. Abu Dhabi Desert.
Harshini Karunaratne, Oryxes Seen in Ras al Khaima.
Sam Ridgeway, NYUAD Saadiyat Campus.
It’s been difficult getting to know you. I know you have everything I need but I still hope for something more. You don’t feel like home for me yet and I think you’re a bit ugly on the outside. Yet, through my friends I see the beauty in you, Saadiyat. Whether it’s the peace one can find sitting at the amphitheater or the reflections from the glass creating a grandeur that I did not notice before.
Hopefully I will get to know you better and appreciate you fully.