Photograph of people walking between trees.

People watching at the DBG

Watching how people wander around Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Gardens is almost as interesting as the actual gardens. Almost. It’s fun to see and hear other visitors having the exact same reactions and thoughts you’re having seeing the gardens—look at the SIZE of that saguaro; you […]

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Photograph of construction in downtown Phoenix.

Coming soon in Phoenix

Keeping on with this Phoenix theme in posts this week. Because I have a lot of photos of this quite lovely city I want to share. Downtown Phoenix is seemingly always in-flux. New buildings going up. Empty lots seemingly getting filled. It’s great to see. […]

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Photograph of a sunset sky coloured orange and purple and filled with rippling clouds.

The sunsets are fire

The sunsets in Bahrain always used to stop me in my tracks. I’d always tell friends and family, you’ve never seen sunsets like this before. I’m singing the same tune now, but swap out “Bahrain” for “Phoenix.” One late afternoon, I headed up South Mountain […]

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Photograph of a group of buildings in downtown Phoenix.

The Phoenix version

May have unintentionally and subconciously recreated this image taken in Boston here. There are some similar elements, but the perspective and angle on this image is much less dramatic than the one taken of a similar feeling skyline in Boston. I actually remember taking this […]

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Photograph of Phoenix's Westward Ho, surrounded by silhouetted tree branches

Westward, Ho

An icon on downtown Phoenix’s skyline, the Westward Ho was initially a hotel when it opened back in 1928. It held the title as the tallest building in Phoenix for over 30 years. Now it’s a subsidized housing complex. And apparently haunted. There are few […]

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Photograph of a street scene of a beige older Mercedes in front of a green building surrounded by green trees.

My city, Phoenix

With the Phoenix Suns playing in the NBA Finals this week. And me having turned into a Suns fan, I thought it would be appropriate to theme this week’s photos around my current home—Phoenix. I never imagined myself living in a city. Always thought I […]

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Photograph of an empty courtyard in Bahrain with an abandoned shopping cart in the foreground.

Looking like an unfinished scene

In the final few weeks of living in Bahrain, I finally checked out the Pearling Path in Muharraq. It’s a historical trail in Muharraq that takes visitors on a journey from the seashore to heart of Muharraq—the journey that pearls used to go on when […]

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Photograph of an empty alley in a souq/market in Bahrain where all the market stalls are closed

Sunday is Monday

In Bahrain, the working week starts on a Monday. But while living there, I still worked Monday-Friday. On Sundays, Muharraq souq was always empty. Friday or Saturday mornings, this scene would look very different. But mid-morning on a Sunday—empty (basically). I say basically because you […]

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Photograph of an empty alley way.

Night glow

Photos of night time scenes can be surprisingly colourful. With everything being so devoid of light, the little snatches of colour that appear feel more amplified. The street lamps on this empty alley in Malaga cast such a beautiful orange colour on the more reflective […]

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