Cash rules everything around me.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, Dubai, UAE
What a Monday, sun ray beaming Mediterranean heat on London letting giving people the pleasure of enjoying a tropical summer before ending their semester this week. In a fashionable habit of last year, a few hundreds of people from the Middle East have descended up on Knightsbridge in accordance with their anticipated Arab Invasion.
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, Dubai, UAEGCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, Dubai, UAE
So what do these people smell like? They don’t smell like "Gucci Envy Me" nor sand, but more like 89 octane unleaded petroleum. Finally the Londoners got to see how the money they spend fueling up their cars indirectly ends up being used for. With Shell having reported a $23 billion dollar UK profits for 2007 the future is bright as a Sony Bravia for UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabian tourists coming to London for some shopping.
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
Today The area around Harrods’ was literarily segregated into three world; Beggars looking to snag a few notes out of the rich, us people who did our shopping during the sale that ended last week and benevolent Arabs with credit cards getting more friction than sandpaper used during the construction of a wooden bowl. Bystanders were left with their tails hanging between their legs and their self-worth hitting rock bottom. There was even a nice little outdoor restaurant(not pictured) branching out of Harrods which froze out anyone not a citizen of an OPEC nation or stepping out of a Lamborghini with Dubai plates.
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
Worst of all is that I discovered that my favorite fast-food restaurant on Brick Lane selling a KFC styled meal of fried chicken and French fries have increased the meal with 25% from the unbeatable £1 to £1.25. I guess the increasing fuel prices and dropping property values have begun to bite in. That leaves me with the option of either growing my own chicken and potatoes or begin digging for oil. Notable cars seen were Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe x 2, Lamborghini LP 640 x 3, Rolls Royce Phantom x 2, Ferrari 599 GTB x 2, Ferrari F430 x 2, Mercedes Maybach x 2 and Mercedes SLR Roadster.
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE
GCC, Middle East, cars, exotics, sick cars, Dubai, UAE

7 comments:

laurenk said...

Wow, can you say Automobile Heaven?? It's worth a trip to London just to get a glimpse of this!!

Lauren
Shop It To Me

StyleSalvage said...

I never realised up until these shots how the upper classes are drawn to Cafe Rouge. It is a sad fact that those that get hit by the cedit crunch the hardest are the ones less privileged (which includes me...man I wish I was privileged)

iluwfashion said...

Yeah the hard times are affecting the ones at the bottom. Cafe Rouge is actually not an overly posh place. A sizable cup of cappuccino there cost £2.50 which isn't that much more than your average inner London cafe. But yeah the rich are drawn to it, mostly because it's conveniently located in a place where you and you car can be seen while you scoop out for other wealthy earthlings. The cafe is very much a poseur place kind of like the Ivy Grill in LA.

Juaи + said...

hahaha how fun they took a picture of every single car of my own :)

hihi

00o00 said...

this is such a spot on post. i feel the same way when i loiter around knightsbridge. you write beautifully. painfully poetic

Hip Hype Central said...

awww.. i just love cars.. i want to go there and just take pictures of those gorgeous cars all day long.. hope i own one of those hehehe..