Here in Dubai, UAE ahead of the Dubai Airshow. I have a few days of before work starts so I'm shaking off jet lag by walking and shooting this city. I'm a huge fan of Arthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey. From the second I got here I couldn't help but draw parallels. For example, this shot reminded me of Clavius Base, a fictional lunar settlement, where the monolith was found. According to the novel, the base was finished in 1994 by United States Astronautical Engineering Corps. and was designed to be self-sustaining. From what I've seen so far, I have to wonder how self sustaining this will be.