“Ma’salama.” Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2011. One of the first things I did when I arrived in the UAE more than two years ago was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. People here like to throw around the superlatives — largest pearl sold at auction, tallest building,Continue reading “Photo blog 49”
I think I might accidentally have started a new novel. It doesn’t look like much in this exercise, I admit, but believe me, it’s frighteningly large inside my brain. I don’t have time for this right now, frankly, and I’m going to have to put this on hold for a while (I might save itContinue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: “mentor texts””
The fading echo of the muezzin’s adhan blurs into the rising songs of birds awakened from their roosts in the minarets.
“O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings…”* Christmas trees in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 2010. In case you’re curious, I also took a few vertical panoramic photos (the Dubai tree in particular is extremely tall!). Here’s a separate gallery showing those taller photos: * The title of these photosContinue reading “Photo blog 34”
“Night and Day.” Neighborhood mosque in Hadbat al Zafaran area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 & 22 January 2009. Ramadan mubarak!
Ramadan kareem! * Because we’re in the midst of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, I thought I’d spend the next few weeks posting images related to Islam and our country of residence, the United Arab Emirates. Stay tuned for more.