Caledoniyya

Wanderings in Lands of Change

…in cahoots with much travel and travel-induced fatigue.

Young Libyan militiamen, Tripoli

There is a peculiar irony insofar as a blog is born in anticipation of interesting times, but in those instances nothing is written.
Often the experiences can be too overwhelming and the point of commencement is hard to locate.

At others, there are simply no words to capture the feelings and images impressed in the moment.

Since January I have wandered from Morocco through Tunisia, Libya and Egypt as part of a now semi-concluding project on art and the revolution(s).

It has been an incredible six months and the individuals I have met have been as diverse as they are inspiring.

As a result, an over-reliance on Tumblr and twitter emerged – so much has been visual that try though I may, over the coming weeks remniscences are likely to be visual.

In a nutshell: Morocco displayed a face I had not known, Egypt was intoxicatinglyΒ dynamic, Tunisia has changed for better and worse, and Libya is lodged in my heart like a shard of glass for all its tragedy, courage, beauty and hope.

More anon.

2 comments on “Wanderings in Lands of Change

  1. Haitham Al-Sheeshany
    June 11, 2012

    Look who`s back! πŸ™‚

    I`d really love to hear bwt Libya the most!
    *awaiting*

    • Layla
      June 11, 2012

      Haha! Thanks! Will endeavour to do so and keep up my return! πŸ˜€

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