When I was manager of the Chartered Bank Muscat we took these rare photos of the arrival of Sultan Qaboos in Muscat after the overthrow of his father Said bin Taimur in Salalah.
4th August 2015
Encampment in desert
The Empty Quarter, The Rub al Khali
July 13th 2015
Various pictures of our time in India:
The Taj Mahal
Carrying the god Ganesh for immersion in the holy Ganges
The Grand Trunk Road
Panchan and family in Bank compound in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Cinema poster Kanpur
July 7th 2015
Here are various pictures in connection with the Amethyst and Keel beach:
The Amethyst Hotel which we lived in and ran for many years
May 29th 2015
Pictures of the the bog in Achill:
Here in the far west of Ireland writers and artists have tended to gravitate to Achill Island for one reason or another.
We spent many years there running the Amethyst Hotel, the building where Paul Henry once lodged. There was rumoured to be a mural painting of his in the Amethyst. But we never laid eyes on it. If anyone manages to find it, it will be worth a few bob.Leave Your Hat At The Sound
A portrait of the past and present of an island that has been an inspiration to writers and artists. (An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One: first broadcast 1974)
Since I first made predictions about the fate of the Middle East, a number of Middle Eastern countries have been devastated, torn apart, and are now basically failed states.
My predictions about the super rich states of the gulf with their massive oil reserves haven't yet occurred but, as of now, they are being watched closely by radical Islamists.