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Building projects of all sizes are exciting.  I love how the many small details fit into fewer larger ideas to come together in creating a solution, whether it’s a dwelling, a road, a bridge, or even a whole city.  Al Hamra, both as a project and a building, is in a class of its own.  Even if one is not interested in architecture or skyscrapers, this building is different.  It will (already has) change the skyline Kuwait City for ever. The design is simple, beautiful and unique; and it brings a new level of creativity and sophistication to our city.  If that’s not enough, it also happens to be the tallest carved building, and one of tallest skyscrapers in the world.

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It was dusty yesterday so the windows of Kuwait Towers were not at their best today – but  I wanted this shot of Downtown Kuwait for this particular post.

In a little over fifty hours from now, we will vote in fifty MPs. It’s all been said before – but this time it feels more real.  Saturday is the big day and we need to think of what’s best for Kuwait.  

On Saturday morning, have a good breakfast and a strong coffee; then imagine yourself in the top sphere of Kuwait Towers.  Think how much this country gives you – and vote for someone who cares as much as you do. We really need change this time round.  I’m not sure how much change we will get, but I remain hopeful.  My votes are for a man I trust (as much as one can a politician), a woman I believe has potential, and two new faces.

You can make a difference.  Make sure you do. 

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Dear Readers,

I need your help with the new Kuwait Mini Guide page.  It’s not much of a guide but more of a short introduction to Kuwait.  I started it some time in June last year and planned to finish it in a week.  Eight months on my final draft is ready.

Please comment with your recommendations for changes, additions and omissions.  I want to make it useful but also keep it relatively short.  I also want it to be a fair description.

Please post your comments below, on the page itself, or by email to me.

Thank you.

Bu Yousef

The weather must be the most talked about subject in polite conversation and small talk, but what we’ve had for the past few days should be headline news… worldwide.

From the dusty unbearably hot days, to the ridiculously humid, we are now experiencing what in my book is perfect weather.  Bright days and pleasant evenings – what more do we want?  This beautiful blue sky was captured yesterday.

Last night was 24°c and I had to wear a long-sleeved top!  My Danish and English friends will probably want to kill me when they see me next.

Heavy rain expected tomorrow.

It was a clear night and while I always try to get a window seat on the right hand side, I couldn’t check-in online for this KLM flight from Muscat.  I couldn’t choose my seat and this was the result!  I know it’s not the sharpest image, but I had to share this great view.  

Kuwait City’s skyline is changing by the day.  So many projects in a relatively small concentrated area. Many of the new buildings have a little more inspiration behind them than the old usual peach/beige cubes. My favorite is Al Hamra.

I was late for work this morning – probably like most of the country.

When I finally arrived into Kuwait City, I took a little longer to get a few shots of the foggy downtown. It was a beautiful morning – and this photo was my favourite one out of the bunch.

Drive carefully…