Posted on March 22, 2020
Thanks to Amy for the River challenge.
If you ever get to visit Doha, Qatar, then you must pay a visit to Villagio Mall. The mall has got a river inside! And that’s not all. You can also take a gondola ride through a section of the mall.
Sorry for the poor quality pics. MB is just too tired to search for better ones.
But you get the picture!
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Gondola, River, Travel
Posted on March 15, 2020
Thanks to Anne-Christine for the chaotic challenge! Her post is well worth a look, as is the post from fellow weekly ‘Challengerette’ Tina. Think Tina must have been bronco-riding a drone when she took those shots with her iPhone 8+. MB does not believe the ‘plane’ story! Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Belgrade, Chaos, Electricity, Hydroelectricity, Nicola Tesla, Travel, Westinghouse
Posted on March 12, 2020
Thanks to guest blogger Miriam for her Reflections challenge this week. Readers can view her post HERE and a little bit about Miriam herself and her Showers of Blessings blog site HERE. A very active lady for sure. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, KSA, Rainfall, Reflections, Riyadh, Travel, weather
Posted on March 7, 2020
Posted on March 1, 2020
Thanks to Patti of Pilotfish Blogsite for her ‘Perspective’ challenge. Click HERE to view. Well worth doing so. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Europe, perspective, Photography, Tram, Travel
Posted on February 26, 2020
In MB’s last post, he challenged followers to identify the church in the pic that he posted. Blogger Tina (Travels & Trifles blog) thought it was the Ayasofya in Istanbul which is top of her bucket list to visit. But she was incorrect! MB encouraged her to go visit, however, as MB has done on a number of occasions. So, to whet Tina’s appetite before she travels, MB offers one of his Hagia Sophia (English) (Ayasofya in Turkish) pics below. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Ayasofya, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Travel
Posted on February 22, 2020
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. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Photo Challenge, Travel, Treasure Hunt
Posted on February 20, 2020
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 the crowd screaming from the second the ‘start’ whistle was blown. The atmosphere was crazy and reminded MB of similar events back home in summer village festivals.
Who would ever have thought that tug-o’-war could unite the world?!
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Holiday, Qatar, Sports Day, Travel
Posted on February 9, 2020
Thanks to AC for her Future challenge; well worth a look. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, caherguillamore, Future, House, Independence, IRA, Ireland, irish history, Sinn Fein, Travel
Posted on January 27, 2020
Thanks to Patti for this week’s Red challenge.
MB offers an Arab Dhow on Doha’s corniche:
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Arab, Corniche, Dhow, Doha, Find Something Red, Travel
Posted on January 20, 2020
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.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Doha Corniche, Leading Lines, Travel
Posted on January 13, 2020
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 enters the MB scene).
A genre of photography not yet invented, so to speak.
MB entitles his composition:
Skiers. Yet not. Through the dirty window of a French Ski Lift.
You are so full of crap MB.
That’s probably a shot you forgot to delete.
It’s a total bullshit shot.
And now you’re pawning it off as some sort of Photo Fine Art.
You think you’ve fooled us MB.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Fine Art, Minimalism, Monet, Skiing, Snow, Sport, Travel, window, With a view
Posted on January 5, 2020
Thanks to Ann-Christine for 2020’s first photo challenge – Special Spot Shots.
MB was back home for Christmas and spent an inevitable morning, camera in hand, at Lough Gur lake. Weather was nice. Beautiful morning.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Ireland, Lough Gur, nature, Shots, Special Spot, Travel
Posted on December 16, 2019
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.
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Aerial Display, Corniche, Display, Doha, Helicopters, Travel
Posted on December 13, 2019
MB decided to kick off his weekend with an early-morning stroll along Doha Corniche this morning. The Corniche is MB’s favourite walk in Doha, being 5km long, give or take. So if one parks one’s car at the Islamic Museum car park at one end, as MB normally does, one gets the full 5km and the same back. 10km. Walk or run. As you wish. Or mix the two. As MB often does. Read More
Category: Irish man in the Middle East Tagged: Adventure, Doha Corniche, Flag Relay, Qatar National day, Travel
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