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),…

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…