Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance


Local sheep endure traffic, harsh weather and limited vegetation at the Vee mountain pass, Knockmaeldown Mountains, Ireland. But last week was all blue skies and sunshine. Read More

Sudan – Wedding (more!)


First & foremost, let’s start with the band.

MB shot this short very blurry arty video to give you all a flavour of the music and crack at the wedding in Khartoum – where the Blue & White Nile rivers converge (zero relevance to the wedding or the music ladies – just geographical knowledge). Listen also for the high pitched shrieks from some the ladies present at approx 50 seconds – called ‘ullulation’. They are doing so to honour the bride or groom:

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Sudan – Wedding


And so to the wedding…..
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Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity


From recent Sudan trip.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure


From MB’s Sudani trip of two weeks back. On the outskirts of Khartoum:
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Sudan – Sufis


MB is not a Sufi. Read More

Limerick – Royal De Luxe Street Theatre Company


Arrived home just in time to catch the French street theatre company called Royal De Luxe perform in Limerick city today. Today’s event is part of a year long programme following Limerick’s designation Irish City Of Culture 2014. Read More

Sudan – A place called Soba


MB was chased by a bunch of young Sudanis through a poor Khartoum neighbourhood shouting ‘Khawajha, Khawajha’.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue


The Challenge this week – to link two photos that ‘speak’ to each other. Tricky! 

Anyway here goes. From MB’s Sudan trip last week –
Two Western ladies, wearing fashionable designer labels, meet a dreadlock-haired Sufi Muslim man in Khartoum. Moments later the Sufi man is dancing with fellow Sufis, all wearing cloths that date back a thousand years, and some!

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Sudan – Henna Party


MB arrived at Khartoum airport in dark of night. Read More

Meanwhile, just outside of ferguson…


michealdebarra:

I have followed a blog called ‘don of all trades’ for two years or so. The writer is a policeman living and working near Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was recently shot to death by the local police who have come in for lots of criticism especially from the local black community. He is decent guy and his post of last week went viral in blogging circles. Nice piece. MB

Originally posted on don of all trades:

I followed a trail of blood up the concrete steps as Deja vu overtook my thoughts.

I’d been here before, just a few short months ago, doing the same exact thing, following a trail of blood to an open front door.

As was the case then, on this night there had been another call for shots fired heard coming from the street.

A trail of blood, an open door and no body to be found.

Just like last time, the person was taken to the hospital by a friend, so we wait to hear from the hospital when they make their mandatory call about somebody coming into the emergency room with bullets in their body.

As I was checking the house for another injured or dead person, I couldn’t help but notice that the house was exactly as it had been before.

There was no furniture in the living room…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray


MB was in Sudan in recent days to attend a wedding ceremony. MB received his henna hand tattoo two days before the party to ensure he was fully prepared to enter the fray!

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My Sudani Visa


MB sits in a ground floor apartment just down the street from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia. In Khartoum, Sudan. Continent of Africa. Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette


 

 

This week’s challenge – Silhouette
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Politically Incorrect Soap


Yes. That’s what MB said. Politically. Incorrect. Soap. Read More

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