Posted on January 15, 2020
Not all forms of public transport are stressful, commuting nightmares. This is the catamaran which ferries guests from the mainland to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Posted on January 1, 2020
At the turn of a decade, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Retrospective’ for his challenge this week.
Ten years ago, we were living in Abu Dhabi and our daughter and her family – including our then two years old twin grandsons – were memorably with us for the Christmas holiday. One day we took them to the water park in the Corniche gardens, where they had great fun getting soaking wet.
Posted on November 29, 2019
Back to a previous life this week for Cee’s Black $ White Photo Challenge with the topic of Doors and Drawers.
This was my office on the twenty-third floor of the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, where I spent the last – and best – ten years of my working life. That’s the door on the right and obviously those are drawers underneath the desktop.
What I can’t get over is how tidy it was. My desk at home is an absolute tip.
Posted on November 26, 2019
When we lived in Abu Dhabi, our go-to place for a little peace and relaxation was the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This was the swimming pool.
Posted on October 22, 2019
Posted on October 15, 2019
A very interesting challenge from Frank this week. He invites us to go to our back catalog(ue) and take a new look at an old image – probably something we could all benefit from doing more often.
This is part of the exterior of a hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The original – reproduced in the smaller photo below – is pretty ho-hum: no doubt why I’ve never done anything with it. However, after some cropping and ‘popping’ in Lightroom post-processing it becomes a more striking abstract geometric composition.
Posted on August 27, 2019
For Frank’s theme of ‘City’ this week, here is the view from the balcony of our apartment at sunset. The traffic wasn’t usually quite so bad, but it was National Day.