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Sunset in the Al-Badayer

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 … Continue reading

Dubai’s wildlife

Back in 2018, we took a short trip to Dubai. One of the highlights of any trip to the UAE should be a desert safari. We had to partake of that! The desertscape was so serene (as long as you’re hydrated, I guess). The safaris usually take place in the late afternoon and end in … Continue reading

The beauty in small things

The ol’ Eclipse

It’s been ages since I posted here! Somewhere along the line, work and various projects I took on have pushed this to the backburner and I lost the habit of posting. It’s not like I didn’t need this space, but I’ve been involuting a lot recently. Anyhow, this is neither the time nor the place. … Continue reading

Frankish antiquities at the Louvre – 4

Such intricately carved examples of drinking horns, it is hard to believe that these are over a millennium old!

Frankish antiquities at the Louvre – 2

Egyptian art at the Louvre – 3

Some more examples of ancient Egyptian creative genius.

Egyptian Art at the Louvre

The Louvre houses a huge collection of Egyptian artefacts, a legacy of its occupation of the area for a short period at the end of the eighteenth century. French discoveries in Egypt founded the field of Egyptology and popularized archaeology.

da Vinci at the Louvre

The Louvre has in its possession 4 of Leonardo da Vinci’s known paintings, roughly a quarter of all his extant works. What greater pleasure could there have been for me but to gaze at so many of his works under one roof?  Madonna of the rocks would be well-known to readers of Brown’s “The da … Continue reading

Mes Trois Amour

I fell in love with three women in Paris. I know, some of you might think, “Just three????” 😀 But I couldn’t help it. I knew two of them from before I met them; the third had only recently become an acquaintance. I could have spent days just gazing at them, like some love-sick poet … Continue reading

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