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Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

Old Feb 19th 2013, 10:55 am
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Default Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

Come on - let's all get together and buy this........... it's probably worthless in the financial sense but it is an iconic part of Dubai's history.

What do you reckon?

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Old Feb 19th 2013, 10:57 am
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Default Re: Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Come on - let's all get together and buy this........... it's probably worthless in the financial sense but it is an iconic part of Dubai's history.

What do you reckon?

http://www.7daysindubai.com/Looking-...ail/story.html
It seems there’s no room for the guitars at the Café at Festival City. The venue’s general manager, Vatche Yacoubian, said there are already plans to build a new guitar statue at his venue. “It’ll be the largest guitar outside a Hard Rock Café in the world,” he revealed.
Classic Dubai ^

Don't worry about the old ones that mean something to people who walked under them or were here when it was a big deal....we'll build big new shiny ones, the biggest ever. That'll be OK.
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Old Feb 19th 2013, 10:59 am
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Default Re: Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

I love this quote:-

It seems there’s no room for the guitars at the Café at Festival City. The venue’s general manager, Vatche Yacoubian, said there are already plans to build a new guitar statue at his venue. “It’ll be the largest guitar outside a Hard Rock Café in the world,” he revealed.

Sounds like a quote from Panarabia Enquirer...............
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Old Feb 19th 2013, 11:07 am
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It would cost a small fortune to move it off the pedestal let alone relocate it elsewhere. My understanding is that it's made of solid concrete and cannot be easily dismantled.
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Old Feb 19th 2013, 7:17 pm
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It would cost a small fortune to move it off the pedestal let alone relocate it elsewhere. My understanding is that it's made of solid concrete and cannot be easily dismantled.
Must be a Stratoplaster.
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Old Feb 20th 2013, 2:22 am
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Why on earth did they make it out of concrete, steel skeleton with panels of steel or some other material would have been a better option.

Removing it in 1 piece is going to require custom cradle/support structure me thinks.
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Default Re: Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Come on - let's all get together and buy this........... it's probably worthless in the financial sense but it is an iconic part of Dubai's history.

What do you reckon?

http://www.7daysindubai.com/Looking-...ail/story.html
I have plenty of actual history in my own country to worry about - if I was going to dip into my pocket to preserve anything it would be for groups like the National Trust back home not bling in a country that doesn't care about us.

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Old Feb 27th 2013, 8:48 am
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They may be saved...

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Not that I give a toss either way it must be said.
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Old Mar 7th 2013, 1:08 am
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Too late............ driving past yesterday, I noticed that the two guitars had been reduced to one and a half guitars........
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Classic Dubai ^

Don't worry about the old ones that mean something to people who walked under them or were here when it was a big deal....we'll build big new shiny ones, the biggest ever. That'll be OK.
It'll have to beat this baby

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Old Mar 7th 2013, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by saudiflares View Post
That's a cello!
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That's a cello!
look closer...it's a building
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Default Re: Right you lot - it's 'Whip Round' time........

Originally Posted by Kix View Post
That's a cello!
Well spotted, sir.

"You have one of the finest instruments God created between your legs, and all you can do is scratch it!"
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Old Mar 7th 2013, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Well spotted, sir.

"You have one of the finest instruments God created between your legs, and all you can do is scratch it!"
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Sir Thomas Beecham

Wasn't he the inventor of those powders?
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