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I was standing in the cold trying to get the right settings on my camera; and without a tripod, I had to use a flat surface nearby to keep the camera steady.  While doing all of this to get “the perfect shot”, this guy stops walking, takes out his camera, points, shoots and walks on!

When I looked at this photograph later, I really liked it.


Time seems to stand still in this beautiful city.  So much pride is taken in this place by the people in it that nothing, and I do mean nothing, is out of place.  It all sits together wonderfully and the whole country has a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Sharq actually means East – so this is a bit of a silly title.  It was taken yesterday from the parking of Souq Sharq.  I have wanted to take this particular photograph for years!  Bad luck with weather coupled with unbelieveable laziness meant I never got round to it.

Intlxpatr‘s sunrise posts are inspiring, and last week she posted about a Sunset Challenge.  This gave me the kick I needed and yesterday was the perfect opportunity.  The weather was a little dusty, but the result was as good as I could get it to be.  Yesterday, this was probably one of the most relaxing places to be in Kuwait.

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I’ve been visiting Sens every second month since this time last year.  My company’s head office and manufacturing plant are based here.  This small pretty town 1½ hours south (south eastish) of Paris is home to approximately 40000 people.  I don’t usually get a chance to walk around with my camera – and this trip is no exception.  The day is spent at the office, lunch with colleagues and dinner is usually with visitors. 

The above photograph was taken the day I arrived, when I had some free time after the drive from the airport.  This wonderful promenade encircles the whole city.  The end of this beautiful row of trees is the river Yonne.

A few months ago I cleaned my father’s old camera and serviced it fully ready for use.  I wanted to bring it London where he bought it over thirty years ago – and take some memorable shots with it.

I’m sure you will agree that the result is not disappointing.  I was happy with quite a few shots.  This one was by far my favourite.

I’m in Dubai without my camera… I miss it!

This is my view from the hotel which I captured during my February visit. I’m staying at the same room again.

It was my first trip to Iran. I was going on business (Iran Oil Show) and I really did not know what to expect. Based on some very limited information and mainly driven by what images I see in the media, I had low expectations of the place.

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I only managed to spend 24 hours in what can only be described as the crazy city. It fealt like all I did was zoom around to try to fit in as much as possible. The postcard photo chosen is therefore very appropriate. I was amazed how little the horn was used by these people. The roads were still noisy – but it was only the more tolerable (and necessary) engine noise.

The smiles were many and genuine. People here are very friendly. I will come back one day. Inshallah.

It is so impressive how much the Thai people can fit on a motorbike. I saw a family of 5 on one the other day here in Phuket. The photo is of a man who’s converted his into a delivery truck.

This is a very interesting place with many smiling faces. I’m here on business staying at Le Meridien Phuket. What a place! It’s a shame I only have one afternoon free.

It was fun to watch the show of the window-cleaners at Bangkok Airport. They really looked like they were having a good time, which made everyone at the airport smile.

With my new job I’m travelling to or through Dubai quite often. There is no doubt in my mind about how much this emirate has achieved in the past 10-15 years. I don’t want to say that I like everything about the place, but my god can we learn a thing or two!

On an official tour-bus of the city, they mention how in the 1970s, Dubai took loans from Abu Dhabi and Kuwait for Medical and Educational spending. Today the story is very different. 92% of Dubai’s GDP is non-oil based.

Think about what we’ve been doing in the past 20 years…. or more importantly what we’ve not been doing.

Well done Dubai. I wish you more of this well-deserved success.

This is a lovely place with a long history of wine. White wine to be precise. We spent two days here for a Sales Meeting. I wish it was a warmer time of year to get a feel of just how the locals do business. The temperature was 2°C and the ground covered in frost.

Obviously I don’t know anything about wine but I’m told it’s something special from this North Burgundy region.

More information from their official website.

This city has got to be the most beautiful in the world. I love how everything comes together. If you walk around, you will not be bored… and if like me you enjoy sitting at cafes (yes – instead of walking)… there is at least one on every street and another on the corner.

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I even enjoy watching the traffic here.  An evening view of Champs Elysees.

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From York Minster (photo) to the Shambles, York is a small version of a large Eurpoean city.

History, architecture fun shops and good weather. All were there throughout our four-day visit. The children even managed to see the Tweenies live!