Sunset over England

If a collocation could be found in a picture the sunset would be a prime example. Everyone is familiar with this scene and many have written poetry on this theme. When Homer wrote about a wine dark sea I imagine a sea not quite night and not quite day. Dusk is a time of fading…

Images of Saudi

On the way home to England I stopped off for a while in Jeddah where a Saudi colleague showed me around the city. In the summer of 2013 I taught English in Saudi Arabia on the border of Yemen. This picture shows the back of an hotel where teachers lived. Outside of the hotel and…

Oman in pictures

During the several years I spent teaching in Oman I visited various regions and met scores of interesting people. Here is a selection of photographs taken from Autumn, 2010 to Autumn 2012. Hope you enjoyed the trip. © [Gary Ross] and [Mosaicross], [From 2014]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of these text and/or photographs without express…

Modern Art

If you have ever wondered whether much of what is today described as modern art was a fraud you might find the following quote from Picasso illuminating to say the least: “Today, as you know, I am famous, I am rich. But when I am alone with myself, I haven’t the courage to consider myself…

Democracy in peril

My God! What more evidence do people need? The EU are now debating on laws which would force British citizens to hand over financial information to the EU. This is the latest infringement on civil liberties, as I see it, being debated by Brussels. There are some who have consistently argued that I have imagined…