Photos of animals wandering a post-human Dubai

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When there are no longer people to build up Dubai, splash in its pools, or water the resort palm trees, all that is left behind are the empty developments, the shells of half-finished buildings, and the animals that have inherited the Earth.

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Richard Allenby-Pratt is a Dubai-based photographer who works for the advertising and design industries, but sometimes uses his camera and design talents toward more personal and editorial work. In this series, Abandoned, he removes the people from the usually bustling city, replacing the crowds with the occasional point of displaced wildlife. Each of his photos features a different animal, often not at center stage, a witness to the relics of humanity. See the rest on Allenby-Pratt's website.

Abandoned [Richard Allenby-Pratt via Design You Trust]

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jbradhicks
jbradhicks

I doubt very much that a post-water and post-oil Dubai will look that clean or that sturdy. I assume that the last remaining wealthy people will use their armies of disposable poor people against each other to fight over the remainder. A post-oil, post-water Dubai will more closely resemble the worst aspects of mid-Iraq-War Baghdad with modern-day Detroit.

I love how the Emirates say that since they can see this day coming, they want to convert their countries into havens for tech startups and for investment banking. Because, you know, nothing can ever go wrong with either of those things.