Friday, October 27, 2006


Here are some more for you SD!

...And this one is for Firefly! its the UEL campus.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yet More...

A Bouquet?

the landing strip...


Float away...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Is Canary Wharf polluting London?

There's plenty of fish in the sea...


Looming clouds...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Too many signs or too many Green-Chain walk areas?

Back off, young man, this one was saying! see the attitude.

Kids at play

Where does it lead to?

Magnificent! You should see it open its feathers and display those wonderful colours.

Thursday, October 19, 2006



The sun sets into the horizon...

Just plain Sailing

Monday, October 16, 2006


I have recently acquired an intense affinity for photography. therefore, this site will be my photoBlog displaying images captured by my Olympus C5060 and Samsung Digital Cameras.. My usual rants and "incoherent thoughts" have found a new abode, so please do drop by. it is HERE

Thursday, October 05, 2006

More on camels...

Koray(toor) is hung around the long neck of the camel.

Setting off for Dhaan.

Monday, October 02, 2006

To the Nostalgic nomads...

Continuing on from the Aqal in my previous post, I shall be posting here some photographs of the Nomadic life in Somalia. I shall also be posting a few other miscelleneous pictures, but lets start with the reer-guraaga! All the pictures below are taken in Hawd by a friend of mine, hamze, who visited there a few months ago.

A return from Dhaan. This is where the herd is taken to the nearest water place - in most cases this would be the nesrest tuulo. The camel is loaded with water too for general usage. A dhaan expedition is usually undertaken by a Male - females generally are responsible for the the goats and the sheep but the camels are the responsbility of a man, or in the case where a sturdy female is capabable of doing it herself.

A camel herder tending to his camels. These are just a few in number suggesting the decline of the this most treasured animal. Over the recent years many nomads have abandoned their hruelling, yet paradoxically pleasant, lives in Miyi and moved to the nearing villages as their camels either died of natural causes or were slaughtered. The decline of the nomadic life is upon us!

The urinating camel on the left has a rope strapped around its belly (if you can see it clearly). This rope is initially tied to its udder then strapped round its belly and hump. This is done when the udders are full of milk and the intention of this is to prevent its young (nirig) from suckling it before its milked. Upon reaching home the camel is milked and then it can suckle its young! This is called Candha-saab.