Abu Dhabi: A City Slowed

Time flies. Almost as fast as a couple of Breitling fighter jets. This holds even truer if you live in a fast-paced city like New York, Paris, Miami or, in this case, Abu Dhabi. As any other city, ts bustling cars, soaring structures and always-active populous can make it feel overwhelming at times, forcing a lot of pressure and creating some hardly bearable anxiety.

As Blades always encourages, take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. Take a breath. Abu Dhabi is captured in an unfamiliar scene where nothing is happening and no one is present. Like the set of a zombie flick after the rage virus or T-virus or whatever kind of cool-named virus has overtaken a city. It’s actually sort of soothing. Utilizing timelapse, oddly-angled close-ups, and a very slowed panning shot, the director takes the pace of the U.A.E.’s second largest city and slices it down to nothing. A still-life. You would think it was a town long deserted. We can only dream of seeing a city in such a slumber. But it doesn’t matter, sleep is boring anyways.