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Ignite Schools Photo Walk Powered By Canon @ Al Bastikya With Greenfields International School, Dubai

Ignite Schools Photo Walk Powered By Canon @ Al Bastikya With Greenfields International School, Dubai

Written by Nick Arundel

Ignite Schools Workshop Powered By Canon @ Newlands School, Dubai


Embarking on a journey of cultural discovery, Ignite Creative Academy, in collaboration with the talented students from Greenfields International School, recently ventured into the vibrant streets of Al Bastakiya, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Dubai. Renowned for its rich tapestry of heritage, arts, and crafts, Al Bastakiya provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable photo walk experience.

As we strolled through the labyrinthine alleyways adorned with traditional wind-tower architecture, the air was alive with the aroma of spices and the sounds of bustling souks. With each step, we immersed ourselves in the sights and sounds of this enchanting neighborhood, capturing the essence of its diverse cultural landscape through the lens of our cameras.

From the intricate details of handcrafted pottery to the vibrant hues of traditional textiles, Al Bastakiya offered a treasure trove of photographic opportunities at every turn. Guided by our seasoned mentors, the students honed their skills, experimenting with composition, lighting, and perspective to craft visually stunning images that captured the spirit of the moment.

But it wasn’t just about photography; it was about forging connections and embracing the rich tapestry of cultures that make Dubai truly unique. Along the way, we had the privilege of interacting with local artisans, storytellers, and craftsmen, each sharing their passion and heritage with us, enriching our experience and deepening our appreciation for the cultural mosaic of Al Bastakiya.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the cobblestone streets, we reluctantly bid farewell to Al Bastakiya, our hearts brimming with gratitude for the memories we had created together. Our four-hour journey had not only yielded a collection of breathtaking photographs but had also instilled in us a newfound sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

As we reflect on our time spent exploring Al Bastakiya, we are reminded of the power of photography to transcend language and cultural barriers, uniting us in a shared celebration of diversity and creativity. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the students of Greenfields International School for their enthusiasm and passion, and to the vibrant community of Al Bastakiya for welcoming us with open arms.

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