Since I was a kid, I loved to stare at the skies full of stars. I remember coming from the school on a crisp frosty Russian evening, I would locate a certain constellation of three stars and wonder what they are called (probably should look it up). If lucky to get out of the city on an August night, in a field, you can see … Continue reading Shoot for the Stars, You Might as well See a Comet… or Not.
Hello, my furry friends, and welcome back to another day of living in the loop of 2020. Yeah, we all got plans, but you know, John Mc’Clain also had plans. So your wedding 2020 or your travel 2020 didn’t happen the way it was supposed to be? Oh well, sorry to hear, but allegedly we are all in this together now. Cheer up, if you … Continue reading Double-exposed My Isolation
Hello and welcome to my blog! Whether you have been here before, or it’s your first time, don’t get scared – no politics, only a glimpse into what used to be called “the real world” through my camera. Recently, the Government of the UAE decided to close off the Al Ras district of Dubai for disinfection, and medical check-up due to the fact that population … Continue reading Through a Magnifying Glass – A Photowalk In Al Ras
Ahlan wa Sahlan or welcome to my blog, today I would like to show you a few photos from the last photowalk we took with the Analogue photography group through the streets of Satwa on a lovely Friday morning, despite all the corona precautions. We met by a beautiful mosque called “The Big Mosque”, which was unfortunately closed at the moment due to the precautions … Continue reading Satwa Photowalk – In Search for Cats.
The last day in Saudi Arabia technically started with us still sitting around the dying fire under the large ghaf tree and looking at the stars, followed by a rather quiet drive back to the Intercon through the buzzing streets of Riyadh city. Having returned to “civilization” we still brought with us that fire smell that lingered around for a good week throughout our belongings, … Continue reading Kill Them with Culture – the National Museum of Riyadh and al Masmak Fortress Visit.
Riyadh The city of dust in sepia colours the same as the past – Will all of this last or gets rebuild and khalas? Wade Evans road dividers build nets like a spider and drive you around though traffic lock down, with cars full of scratches your journey here stretches into hours of wait, you’ll be just a little bit late, but nobody minds it, … Continue reading Middle Eastern Time Zone, on Riyadh
You better find something really interesting, late, or tiring to do when you’re in Riyadh on a Thursday night, because unless you are planning to go to Friday prayers, there isn’t much else to engage into on the morning of the 6th day of the week (in the Middle East we start our week on a Sunday). I had found myself an entertainment in flying … Continue reading The Place at The Edge of The World Where I Left a Piece of My Heart
If you had a chance to meet me in the last couple of years, you probably noticed my growing passion towards everything Arabian – language, people, music, food… and places. Also working for years with Saudis planted a fast-growing seed of curiosity in me both about their culture and their country, so the day has come to go and see it all for myself. After … Continue reading Are you lost? Or walking the streets of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.