The Al-Badayer is the desert of choice for desert safaris and dune-bashing. You can’t really share the fun of dune-bashing in a pic, but the rest of it can so here are some shots of the sun setting among the dunes. It’s nothing new of course, the sun sets every day, but the sight of the glowing orb sinking in the vast sands as the breeze turned cool was an experience which stays with me.
Sometimes it takes a new view to renew one’s sense of wonder. Like I said above, the sun sets everyday but at that moment as it sank behind those buildings, I could feel each nuclear-fusion fueled photon hit a cone-cell in my retina after its breakneck, 8-and-a-half minute journey across the void and its annihilation in breaking a pigment molecule that set the current racing up my optic nerve and ended in my brain appreciating the beauty of the scene. In that moment, I was connected to the sun by a constant stream of photons, and more so, thought.