A freedom sculpture in a seaside park in Kuwait
Breakfast at McDonalds.
A cloudy sky is a rare situation here in Kuwait and I took the opportunity to capture it at my favori...
KIFF League championship FinalIndian Strikers FC Vs Navelim Youth Centre.Kuwait Indian Football Feder...
My apartment in January, 2012.
Maidan Hawally, Kuwait. Apartment back courtyard in block 11, just off Rabya street. Neighboring buil...
Testing various settings on the camera and in the process of making the panormas. This is not expecte...
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.