Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Treasure Hunt


Thanks to Tina for her Treasure Hunt challenge. Click HERE to view Tina’s offerings from her past travels around the globe. Well worth doing so. Some really stunning shots on view.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Narrow


Thanks to Amy for the narrow challenge. Tuesday just past was the annual Sports Day public holiday in Qatar. MB took a spin out to the company labour accommodation complex with his camera to see what all the Indian and Nepalese workforce were getting up to. The Basketball & Volleyball attracted a lot of participation and interest but it was the tug-o’-war that had…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Find Something Red


Thanks to Patti for this week’s Red challenge. MB offers an Arab Dhow on Doha’s corniche:

MB, Bill Gates & Andrew Yang


Question guys: What do the following well-known world characters have in common? MB Bill Gates Andrew Yang We haven’t a clue MB. OK lads. Your ignorance is wholly understandable. As you’re all probably not yet up to speed with today’s announcement that blogger-of-world-renown MB has endorsed Andrew Yang for the Democratic Party nomination for next President Of The United States (POTUS). MB actually featured…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -Leading Lines


Thanks to Tina for this week’s Leading Lines challenge. Tina’s photos are visible here and are really worth a visit. MB’s offering includes the leading line of the Doha Corniche sea wall, leading the eye to the Doha West Bay district in the background.

Windows with a view


Windows with a view. Thanks to Amy for the ‘windows’ challenge. MB offers an original MB Monet-type effort for this week’s challenge. MB kids you not. On second thoughts, describing MB’s composition as ‘Monet-like’ is not to do it the huge justice it so thoroughly deserves. Minimalist, yet not. Textured, yet not. A window, yet not. Blurry, yet not (that’s where Mr Claude Monet…

Dawn & Dusk


Greetings to all and Happy Christmas & New Year from MB. To wrap up 2019, MB has decided to give you all an English essay from 18-year-old  (as she was then) daughter of MB, namely MB2. MB2 wrote the following essay during the pressure-cooker days of her final secondary school exams of June 2019. Proud dad got hold of a copy yesterday and took…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – On Display


Thanks to Amy for this week’s ‘On Display‘ challenge. MB has selected one of his aerial display shots from his Doha Corniche early-morning walk on Friday last.

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),…