Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


Auschwitz Liberation by Russian Troops – 70th Anniversary

For the day that’s in it. Reposting a short post from August 2013.


Originally posted on HX Report:

Arbeit Macht Frei.

Sachenhausen (pronounced ‘Saxenhausen‘) was the nearest concentration camp to Berlin before & during WW2, based in the  Nazi supporting (at that time) region of Oranienburg, approx 1 hour train journey from the city. MB visited in April 2008. Deeply disturbing to do the tour, but recommend to any who might visit Berlin. Unforgettable experience of a ‘not nice but very memorable’ kind.

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The King Is Dead

The King is dead. Long live the long living King. Etc.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

Express Yourself

For six years the Middle East has been MB’s second home.

Mention of the ME conjures up many things to many people. In the Western world maybe it conjures up negative images for the most part. Understandable MB guesses, given that most news coverage, like most news coverage the world over, focuses of the profane, the obscene, the terrible and the trouble. And of course that’s the awful truth of certain locations in the region. Read More

7 Days Of Doves – Final Day


7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 6


Arab Headgear

The male Arab headgear protects wearers from the hot sun and blowing sand & dust. The visible top garment is called the ‘Kufiya’ or ‘ghoutra’. Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity


7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 4


7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 3


7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 2


7 Days Of Doves – Day Nr 1


Charlie … Not Ready to Make Nice …When History Repeats Itself … Here and There … (Reblog from Gypsy)

Reblogging the below post from blogger friend Gypsy, who writes a blog called ‘Gypsy In The ME’ (Middle East).

If like MB, you are into the twittersphere or the blogosphere or gorged yourself on the coverage from Paris in recent days then you will be well aware of the emotions. Huge anger understandably in many quarters. Like the emotions expressed in Gypsie’s post below. Which was about something different but related.

Sadly, also a good number of people who excuse, or even rejoice in, what happened, including a Syrian man MB talked to at work today. There are many like him out these parts.

But saw this quote tonight:

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him”

Thanks Gypsy:

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadowed


From the Ice Rink at Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE.


Those Voices Soared

A dark week. Some humans would appear not to be humans. Read More

# Je Suis Charlie

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