Tree of Life

Trees have played and still a crucial part in our lives. I still remember how often I was asked to write essays about tress when I was at school, probably up to the tenth grade. Luckily enough, I managed to find the English version of a poem that I used in one of the essays that I had read in an Arabic Magazine;

This Planet is What?

My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can’t prove it, but you can’t disprove it either.

Christopher Hitchens

Desert Herd

Below are some of the photos of trip to the Arabian Desert. That was September, 2012. It was amazing. the full set of photos are in the photo gallery section.

the robe of the dervish

The robe of the dervish

Holds the Earth tight

Turns it; it goes astray

Ali Darweesh
the pottery maker

Dizziness of ecstasy

Hits the pottery maker.

He becomes a vase.

Ali Darweesh

Petra trip (select photos)

I’ve always dreamt of visiting Petra. The photos I’d seen of in my history books, postcards and, at a later stage, online made me yearn to go there. However, it wasn’t as I’d expected it. The trip was exhausting and breathtaking, metaphorically and literally. Now, there will be a post about the trip in details, but for now here is a selection of them. BTW, my Sony RX1 was awesome there. I never regretted any of the $$$ I spent on it.  Love you, RX1.

A Miscellany of Photos of Aleppo

I’ve chosen some of my favourite photos of Aleppo that I took over my several holidays there. I’ve decided not to include date and place info as the purpose of this gallery is not to document but to publicise art and the beauty of an old city that has endured quite a lot recently.

Bab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

But where is this gathering? - I don't know, my little angel. But do the others know? - No, they don't know either. How can you go to a gathering without knowing where it is? - It suffices to walk, just walk. Those who are invited will find the way.

Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

Richard Dawkins
a brand new blog

a brand new blog

Hello Chaps! This is my blog with new attire. Just thought I would build it from scratch and make it a place for a bit of everything. There will be articles, news, links, images and others about music, technology, gadgets, apps, photography and gear, literary quotes, poetry and haikus, some philosophy and self-development stuff.