middle east

Ibn Battuta and his Shopping Mall

October 8, 2009

8-730-9248 stock photo of United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, arched ceiling with decorative tiles
Travel has not always been as easy as it is now. My journey from San Francisco to Frankfurt to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was a scant 26 hours, relaxing in Boeing and Airbus comfort. Compare this to fourteenth-century traveler Ibn Battuta….

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Holy Sepulchre

February 28, 2009

9-350-69  stock photo of Israel, Jerusalem, Metropol Daniel, Church of Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Jesus was buried according to early legend, is a very busy place. Tour guides pass through with endless groups of picture-snapping visitors…

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Camels

July 23, 2008

8-730-364  stock photo of United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Two camels eating greens, low angle view

After five days of the fast hurly-burly of modern Dubai, hi-rise towers and freeways, I was eager to see the surroundings, an older, traditional, desert land stretching inland to the mountains…

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Dubai 2008

May 1, 2008

New images from Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

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