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Assorted Photos from the Kuwait Visit

These are a few photos I didn’t really have a post to go with, just random photos from my recent visit to Kuwait:

This one was just a good combination as I was waiting for a light to change; the Athel tree along the road, and the banner celebrating 5 years of rule by the current Amir of Kuwait:

Yeh, it’s a little blurry; I’m shooting as we’re rolling along in the carnage of traffic on the Kuwait Corniche:

I am such a sucker for picturesque fishing boats:

Only thing better than fishing boats is fishing boats AND the Kuwait skyline 🙂

I love being downtown at night:

And this one is from the Kuwait airport, and it just makes me sad; I think we are supposed to overcome barriers 🙂

I had to go by the Fintas Co-op to see how the new mosque turned out – it’s mammoth!

February 20, 2011 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Photos, Travel

7 Comments »

  1. Please do not overcome the barriers?????!!

    oh sheeesh…

    Comment by 1001Nights | February 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. The new mosque is *gorgeous*! I love the stone, and of course I’m always a sucker for Ottoman gestures (the dome, the minarets).

    Oh, the barriers. love your comment. The KCPC translation is mortifying. It should be: Please don’t cross the [construction, I’m guessing] barricades. I checked my dictionary and I can’t even find “overcome” as a translation option.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | February 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. LOL, 1001! My favorite sign in Qatar was at a roundabout undergoing construction where it said ‘Please forgive the bothering’.

    Little Diamond, is that two color construction also Ottoman? It is so fortress-like, but I think I have also seen that color combination used in old French relics.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 21, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hi intlxpatr. The whole region is burning and you do not comment or even mention. How’s that? May this Middle-Eastern Disneyland fall, too. Bedouns are protesting for the third day in Kuwait. Gadaffi’s on the run. Bahrainis are massacred by mercenaries. Yemen, Morocco. Seems as if people had listened to Obama’s speech (or hollow phrases) on June 4, 2009 in Cairo.

    Comment by Fahad | February 21, 2011 | Reply

  5. Fahad, with the 50 / 20 / 5 celebration, the disbursementl of 1000KD to every single Kuwait citizen, and the free distribution of staples for a year in Kuwait, I was not surprised to find very little turmoil. Corruption in the parliament is nothing new, inability of the civil government to fix the stench in MIshref is nothing new, gridlock is nothing new. There is a young, educated, visionary Kuwaiti population ready and eager to take over the decision making processes. More power to ’em. 🙂

    What astonishes me is how few people mention the elephant in the room, Saudi Arabia.

    I lived in Tunis long ago; I am surprised the youth have not rebelled before this. It seems to be a Spring like in the late 60’s, when change is inevitable. I think it’s best for each country to determine how this is going to work for itself, don’t you?

    BTW, when I think of Middle Eastern Disneyland, it isn’t Kuwait, but Qatar that comes to mind. Maybe Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

    The Bedouin have some serious concerns. Many Kuwaitis think they are just trying to belly up to the trough.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 21, 2011 | Reply

  6. U R HERE? 😀
    why was i not previously informed?
    email me!!! plzf!!!!

    Comment by Mrm | February 22, 2011 | Reply

  7. No, I am back in Pensacola, Mrm!

    I was there for a short time. I have e-mailed you. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 22, 2011 | Reply


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