Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Abstract


Thanks to PA for the Abstract challenge. Voila – MB’s offering: On first impressions, the above small section of a vaulted church ceiling seems abstract in appearance. On closer inspection, one sees the remains of religious murals, mostly long disappeared by the vigors and passage of time. MB took the above shot in July 2019 during a visit to the Selexyz Dominican Bookstore in…

Friday Musings


Been a while since MB wrote about anything other than cheery weekend thoughts and photo challenges. Day-1 of the Middle East weekend is now upon MB and he is sipping coffee in a Doha coffee shop, having just wolfed back a warm chocolate tart. All, generally speaking, is good with the world. A short trip to the UK is imminent (of which more anon),…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Creepy


Thanks to Anne Christine for this week’s Creepy challenge. If you go down to the woods today, You better not go alone…… Just joking guys!

It’s the weekend


Climb a tree! In August 2014 MB found himself in Sudan, compliments of a wedding invitation he received from a young Sudani friend. MB took the opportunity to do a bit of exploring. Sudani friends organised for MB to visit an area called Soba with his camera, just outside the capital city, Khartoum.  It was the middle of the day when MB arrived with his…

Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge – Filling the frame


Thanks to Patti for this week’s Filling the Frame challenge.  You may have thought that there is no alcohol production in the Middle East. But if you did, you’re wrong! MB was in Jordan a few weeks back, primarily to attend the wedding of a work colleague. Whilst the wedding was a ‘dry’ wedding, involving as it did two Muslim families, beer and alcohol…

It’s the weekend


How about a dance?

Writing For Change


MB opines that being Cuban is about as close as it gets to being Irish!