Reflections in the middle of the desert, or mirage?
This means ‟Kingdom‟: that of reflections?
Cities are the reflections of the aspirations of sedentary men. The nomads who become sedentary like to find in their cities the mirages which, in the desert, give them the hope of the dream.
Then they build glass towers, and in the reflections of these towers, they find the mirages that once played them tricks ...
This is why the soul of a city like Riyadh is revealed in its reflections.
This world is only a reflection of the Divine Beauty, as the religions teach us ...
It is therefore in reflections that one goes to seek the Soul of the world or, more simply, the soul of a city.
It is also called ‟The bottle opener‟: one wonders why!
A mobile phone operator is a boat ...
By putting glass on the buildings, today's architects make us the mirages that we had lost by regrouping us in the cities.
L'arbre à souhaits
In fact, it is the trees that give life to architecture
Now that Cain, the sedentary, has finished killing Abel, the nomad, since all the population is gathered in the cities ...
One of the remains of the Bedouin village: a Riyadh in the middle of the desert
La grande mosquée
Ritual prayer, Salat, is very present in Riyadh
Le palais 1
And, opposite the mosque, the former palace of the king:
Le palais 2
Better placed in the middle of the sands than glass towers, another form of silica
City dwellers are constantly escaping to the countryside or in the deserts to find the sand dunes, fields and forests that finally make them dream.
And they built forests of glass towers, which set themselves and admired one another in order to produce the illusion and the mirage of the reflections of Nature.
But are these immobile towers, these giants who defy the gods, real?
Pris au piège
Even the photographer got caught in the reflections!
Centre ville 3
Another tower is taking shape, Fayçaliyah
And if it were the light and the trees that gave life to these dead cities?
Or is it rather the reflections that are real, changing at the walker's pace?