The Arabian Roof

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    Nothing makes me feel more like being in a foreign place than having the ceiling being entirely composed of cloth fluttering in the breeze.

    Well, I am pretty sure that is what the Disney Imagineers intended when they designed this place. This was an Arabian-style restaurant right in the middle of Disney World, which has to be one of the coolest places in the world for photography. One of the problems there, frankly, is that there is so much to see that it is simply overwhelming. I think, now that I have been there multiple times, you just have to force yourself to drink in the details slowly over time. Wouldn't being a Disney Imagineer be just about the coolest job in the world?

    My other piece of advice for parents (although, may Disney veterans already know this), plan a nap into the day. There is just no other way to do it with kids. Do the morning and lunch in one place... then maybe one ride on the way back to the hotel for nap time. Get a nice 2-hour nap in, then head out to different park for the evening. It will decrease stress levels by a factor of pi, and, besides, we adults are the ones that really like the naps, right? It's a vacation, after all.

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    1. M. Martin Vicente 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called **El fotógrafo satisfecho//The satisfied photographer, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. M. Martin Vicente 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Excelente gusto fotografico//Excellent taste photo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. GarethDix 72 months ago | reply

      Vacations aren't for parents though are they? I thought they were a break from the office to catch up with homework? Haha lovely photo though Disney is the last place I would have said if you'd asked me to tell you where it was taken

    4. Selca 72 months ago | reply

      wow i like the lighting in this picture

    5. 72 months ago | reply

      And I recommend the Beach Club resort....walking distance to Epcot and fireworks. Cool pool too!

      Great shot Trey :)

    6. HFWH 72 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful, i love mittle eastern patterns.

    7. HFWH 72 months ago | reply

      yes mittle haha

    8. countrydan 72 months ago | reply

      Nice capture trey, great pattern with the loops

    9. chris_rutkowski 72 months ago | reply

      Great identification of subject! You are quite right; I actually find it takes me a while to learn how to see in any new place. I have to get past the initial rush of feeling and get to that place where I can start to identify the elements that invoke those feelings, after which, maybe, just maybe I can convert that into an image that stimulates a similar response in the viewer. You have done that brilliantly here. A great lesson - thanks!

    10. J-Rie 72 months ago | reply

      nice pattern :)

    11. Kim.Kozlowski 72 months ago | reply

      Never would have guessed Disney. Great catch.

    12. joshhikes 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called imagist - sublime poetic direct, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. espressoDOM 72 months ago | reply

      very cool...
      really beautiful

    14. MaryTClark 72 months ago | reply

      this is so pretty Trey, like a dream

    15. langkawi 72 months ago | reply

      Great find. Didn't expect it there...

    16. kay's kamera 71 months ago | reply

      Perfect example of why photographers should always look up. I can imagine it's hard to capture a shot at Disneyland without people unless you do that. Excellent colors.

    17. amaramo 18 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful atmosphere!
      Whose face is printed all over the left side fabric? I'm intrigued.

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