Thursday, November 18, 2010

Darth Vader in Dubai?

The Millennium Falcon has landed in Dubai! Sort of. This city has been host to a lot visitors over the years but I can't say Jabba the Hut or storm troopers have ever found a home here before! While I often wish we lived in Cloud City (we rarely have them here...) it is pretty shocking how natural these images look!

Cedric Delsaux, a French photographer who has made a name for himself juxtaposing iconic images from the classic Star Wars films into locations on earth, has turned to Dubai for his most recent set of images.

"Dark Lens: Dubai Invasion" uses our vast building sites and urban desert as reimagined backdrop to George Lucas' "Star Wars" saga.

In Delsaux's images, the Millennium Falcon can be found parked in a vast construction project in the Ducai's downtown (our neighborhood!), exhausted droids are seen hanging out around a clapped-out old Buick and terrifying At-At armored transports stride over freeways.

Click on the image below to see the whole (awesome) slide show and article.

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