Happy Saudi National Day!

Happy Saudi National Day!

Dedicated to all our Saudi friends and to all our friends who we met in Saudi Arabia, this picture was taken in Al Jubail on the 23rd of September 2016. Marta and I were walking on the corniche, enjoying the view of hundreds of happy young men and women celebrating their Country. As it happens […]

Iconic UK 210411

Iconic UK 210411

Iconic image was taken in the streets of York. Stolen, unseen, in a fraction of a second.

Iconic UK 220604

Iconic UK 220604

Iconic UK is a new project that I started in 2021: it features those pictures that, more than others, tell the story of our everyday UK life. Currently, there are 22 pictures and potentially a thousand more that I still need to process: it’s an ongoing project that will evolve, and change perspective with time, […]

Who you are with is all that matters

Who you are with is all that matters

From my photo collection ‘Iconic USA’, back in the old days when walking inside a bar with a mask on your face would cause the police to have a talk with you… Carnival 2020 in Galveston, TX.

Preparing the 2021 List of Good Things…

Preparing the 2021 List of Good Things…

This is just a placeholder for a post yet to come: as we are slowing down and approaching the end of 2021, it’s time to explore the year backward, looking for the many changes ad positive things that are now part of our lives. We won’t let the negativity drag us down, because there’s plenty […]

Halloween 2021

Halloween 2021

Melinda wishes you all a great Halloween!

Signature

Signature

The restaurants in the area are becoming familiar with my tastes. The weekend is approaching: nothing better than a beer and some comfort food to properly close the week.

Changing Angle

Changing Angle

Change then lens, focus on the details – here and now. Let the time slow down, let the subject fill your eyes, free you mind and soothe your soul…

Street Photography (very British)

Street Photography (very British)

The first pictures taken in the streets of Wakefield, Horbury and Leeds, clearly belong to a very specific part of Europe (yes, I consider UK still Europe…). More than anywhere else I think that black and white is the way to go for iconic British Street Photos. So be it – camera, batteries and prime […]

Let’s move to West Yorkshire!

Let’s move to West Yorkshire!

Our new home since December 2020 is the very green, very British and very full of history…. West Yorkshire!!! Our adventure in UK starts from Wakefield, a rather big city, 20 minutes from the more famous Leeds. We’ve got a temporary accommodation, just a few minutes walking from my Site. It’s full COVID time and […]

God Bless America…

God Bless America…

I’ve been postponing this last post from Texas for 8 months now. Always looking for the right picture, the meaningful one before moving on following the story of our adventures towards another Country, City, Continent!! Well, apparently, I can’t find no picture that fulfills this ‘critical’ role, none that is meaningful enough. Possibly, I will […]

Laura

Laura

In August 2020 Hurricane Laura brought death and mayhem to the Gulf. Unfortunately over 30 people were killed through its deadly path till the landfall in Cameron, Louisiana and over 70 deaths will be the final count. The forecast models predicted the correct landing point just a few hours before the actual touch-down (something around […]

A Special 2020 Texan Summer – Part 2

A Special 2020 Texan Summer – Part 2

Independence Day in 2020 was… well, just like any other celebration during COVID: a pale image of what it could have been under more normal circumstances. This didn’t prevent us from wandering around the Harris County looking for signs of the event to come. So ‘Big Daddy’ with his Texas Outlaw and Red Rhino Fireworks […]

A Special 2020 Texan Summer – Part 1

A Special 2020 Texan Summer – Part 1

OK, May 2020: another Summer is approaching and my Winter theory that the COVID would not stand the Texan heat is not supported by the numbers. For several reasons, none of which is of interest to this blog, my workload during the rest of the year ramped up exponentially. Add to this, the constant concern […]

365 Days Later

365 Days Later

Exactly 365 days since my last post. We were eating Blue Bell ice cream like there was no tomorrow, no idea of what the next days, weeks and months had prepared for us. At that time, it was 19 May 2020, there was not a vaccine for COVID yet, travelling to Europe was possible but […]

Texanized

Texanized

It was early 2015 in a Saudi westerner compound, when we heard about Blue Bell ice cream for the first time. Our friend was so in love with this Texan brand that, according to her words, there was just nothing like it. We could not check out ourselves, though, but the curiosity grew. We still […]

CoronaHero

CoronaHero

It takes a Hero, sometimes, just to walk the line…. This picture taken while in line at HEB. Houston Strong! For mum: I was wearing a respirator and using a zoom lens (>> 6ft distance). Be safe!