December 10th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
Dad and Marie engage in the often-derided pastime of rock-spotting. They can tick lapis arenaria magnia off their list now.
December 8th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
This is a photo of Eilish that she didn’t manage to delete.
December 6th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
A lonely tree in the desert valley of Wadi Rum. He wasn’t so lonely at one time; he used to be the most popular tree in town.
December 3rd, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
The Citadel in Amman (Jordan) had some interesting ruins an an even more interesting museum (which looked as if it wouldn’t be worth the visit and ended up containing some fragments of the original Dead-Sea Scrolls as well as the oldest known example of an anthropomorphic sculpture!).
December 1st, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
Dad, Eilish, Marie and I spent a nice evening driving around Wadi Rum (Jordan) in the pickup truck of our friendly Bedouin guide. The picture doesn’t really capture how beautiful it looked as the sun went down. I think of it as a testament to the fact that I will take a picture of something even when I know it’s not going to come out well and then, adding insult to injury, I will inflict this picture on the wider world. If I think of it as a piece of self-deprecating art I can do all of this with a sense of ironic detachment & so I don’t even need to be embarrassed about it. Expect more of this sort of thing.
February 8th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
Marie and I are going on a holiday to Jordan, leaving tomorrow, and there will (I’m sure) be many pictures to share from that. After this: more pictures from the magic kingdom.
Bob — exploring (intrepidly) so that you don’t have to.
January 31st, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
The stairs lead up to our apartment. The triangular bit jutting out on the right-hand-side is our front balcony.
January 28th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
I love my articulated desk lamp. That is all.
January 25th, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
The KFUPM clock tower as seen from the top of the mathematics building. Each hour the clock tower rings its bells; I often have to remind myself that this sound, incongruous with its surroundings, is not being made by the bells of the local church.
January 22nd, 2010 by Bob Heffernan
The view of Khobar (and, in the distance, the ocean where one might see Bahrain on a clear day) from the KFUPM campus.