Wadi Al hoqain.

Wadi Al HoqainWadi Al hoqain.

I left early this morning for Wadi Al hoqain: unfortunately, when I stepped out of the car & looked at the temperature, it was in the upper 30’s C.
with rather high humidity.
Not as enjoyable as I though it would be…. hay ho, cooler days will be here soon. 😎

Two stones.

Two-stonesNikon 35Ti: made on Ilford Xp2.

Each man has his own preferences:
All things seek their own companions.
I have come to fear that the world of youth
Has no room for one with long white hair.
I turn my head and ask a pair of stones:
“Can you be companions for an old man?”
Although the stones cannot speak.
They agree that we three shall be friends.

From a poem by Bai Juyi: 772–846, Chinese poet.

I posted a similar photograph of these two stones some time back: but with the big stone turned the other way. I prefer this one as it’s how I found them.

Music found on YouTube.

Gosh…….  what more can I say.

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

More steps.

more-stepsMore steps….

Unusual rock face.

rock-streaksRock streaks.

Blocked Door.

Blocked-doorNikon 35Ti on Kodak T-max 400.

The village this was made at, has not been occupied for around 40 years.
I have no idea why or how this trunk got placed in front of a door that leads into a very derelict building.

Into another world.

Into-another-worldInto the unknown.

Nikon F4 with Nikkor AF f1.8D on Ilford HP5 plus.