Posts Tagged ‘walk’

Laqlouq Snow Walk

June 15th, 2011

Summer seems to have come upon us quite heavily here in Abu Dhabi. Got me thinking about the cooler times, such as earlier this year in Lebanon, where I had the chance to go on a snow walk for the first time.

The weather was starting to warm up earlier than expected and the mountain snow was turning a little slushy around noon, making skiing an unattractive proposition.

We went to a place known as Laqlouq, in Lebanon. We got there early in the afternoon, parked the car by the side of the road, put on the snowshoes and took off up the slope.

Below are a few pictures from that wonderful day.

The snows were already beginning to melt. And to melt quite fast. Just a few short weeks before, the entire mountain side was covered with snow, but the rocks were starting to reach out to the skies again…

As were some of the thorny wild flowers…

We were aiming to get to the cross at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, just meters from the top, I dropped my glasses! Had to watch them ski their way down the steeper slope of the  mountainside.

We headed down after them, and I ended up falling and sliding down a good distance myself. Got snow all over my lens… Halfway down we met two dogs, German shepherds, who eneded up following and playing with us all the way back to the car.

The light was fading fast as we headed back down to Beirut. The clouds hung low over the mountains, bringing fog as the air cooled and making for a spectacular sunset.

More coming soon!

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The Elderly Couple

March 30th, 2011

I saw this scene as I was wandering by the quays somewhere in Paris early last year.

I watched the old couple stroll all the way down that alley, talking as they went. I tried to imagine what their story would be. Are they married, just friends, or both?

More coming soon.

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A Walk in Baabdat

August 23rd, 2009

Grapes

One relatively cool afternoon, I decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood in Baabdat.

I figured a short walk would help clear my thoughts. What better company to have on a walk but my trusty camera?

So here are a few shots from that walk for your viewing pleasure.

Cycles

The Cosy House

The WindowThe DoorCac-toesBlair Witch CellarThe GrillFlags! Rusty Screw

This lovely lady stopped me as I was wandering aimlessly to ask if I was looking for someone and if she could help. When I explained I was simply wandering around looking for things to shoot, she exclaimed: “Walaw! Shoot me!” She proved a brilliant subject, with such a beautiful and expressive face and a lively sparkle to her. Afterwards, she insisted I attend at her family home for a coffee and a snack. The Lebanese will often surprise you with their warmth and kindness.

Kind Eyes

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