Happy Halloween!

October 2022


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Halloween: ‘haunted’ places of the UAE

Some – believed to be hounted – places in the  United Arab Emirates



At Al Madam Ghost Village – half-buried town with a mosque, abandoned (no reason known…) few years after it was built – in Sharjah Emirate, UAE. It might be not a long time until the houses are completely swallowed by sand.



A fort and abandoned (believed to be hounted) houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town – the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Al Jazirah Al Hamra (The Red Island) was originally a tidal island (hence the name). In the early 19th century there were around 200 inhabitants (most of them pearl fishers), in the second half of 20. century: 2500. At the beginning of 20th century it became the part of Ras Al Khaimah. In 1968 – as a result of a dispute – most of the people moved to Abu Dhabi (and hence abandoned village). Renovated Al Jazirah al Hamra Fort (and surrounding villas) hosts today the Heritage Village – a spot for art events and workshops.


Sunset at Al Madam Ghost Village, Sharjah, UAE

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LAPC #222: Mountains Are Calling

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. ~ John Muir

Mountains: high and low – my love! Not possible to fit all of them in one post.. So here are few photos mountains in Poland, Iceland and UAE. Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Mountains Are Calling – by Amy of The World is A Book….



Whether as seen carving the lines of the mountains with glaciers, or gathering matter into stars, or planning the movements of water, or gardening – still all is Beauty! ~ John Muir



Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. ~ John Muir



The mountains are calling, and I must go. ~ John Muir


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One World Sunday: Orange

A world in orange. Posted for: One Word Sunday Challenge: Orange – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.



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LAPC #221: Flower Favourites – and Why?

‘Just living is not enough’, said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower’. ∼ Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales

My favourite flowers? All of them! All time favourite: violets – for the smell, delicacy and abundance (no good photo so far…). However below you can find honorable mentions:

Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: LAPC 221#221 – Flower Favourites – and Why? – by Ann-Christine of Leya.




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