National Museum in Oman

a tour with its distinguished designer, Jasper Jacob

As the National Museum in Muscat gets ready for a ‘soft opening’, it was kind of its designer Jasper Jacob to show me around the building and galleries, with explicit no photograph instructions (difficult to resist)!.

Jasper Jacob in Oman's National Museum
Jasper Jacob in Oman’s National Museum

Its state-of-the-art interior will enable the contents, most Continue reading “National Museum in Oman”

John Kerry shops in Muttrah Souq

for Christmas Gifts I guess

Taking time out from the negotiations between Iran, the USA and EU, John Kerry took a stroll in Mutrah Souq Oman. Was he doing Christmas shopping?! Or simply doing what most leaders would do – and see/hear/sense for themselves the atmosphere in a town.

John Kerry doing some early Christmas shopping in Mutrah Souq
John Kerry doing some early Christmas shopping in Mutrah Souq

With hands firmly behind his back – I guess the latter. At the start of the negotiations the Continue reading “John Kerry shops in Muttrah Souq”

David Willis Artist’s ‘Traditional Oman’

painting exhibition in Bait Al Baranda

It was good to go to David Willis Artist’s opening night of paintings under the umbrella ‘Traditional Oman’.

Haramal Dancers
Haramal Dancers

Held in Bait Al Baranda which holds periodic art exhibitions, a traditional dance Continue reading “David Willis Artist’s ‘Traditional Oman’”