Symphony Isles Christmas Lights Drive Home – IMRAN™

Enjoy a drive-by viewing, and the music video, which is a track from my CD: nTrance, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

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I am blessed to have a second home in this wonderful community called Symphony Isles, in a little piece of heaven called Apollo Beach, in a magical land known as Florida, in a great nation called the United States of America.

As a Muslim obviously Christmas is not a religious holiday to me (nor does it have anything to do with the birth date of Jesus Christ) but I celebrate it as a national holiday in the USA as I did in Pakistan where it was the birthday of the founder of the nation, as well as my late mother’s birthday.

I just wanted to share this quiet drive home through the neighborhood with its lovely holiday lights. I sped up the playback to save time, I was not speeding. LOL.

Enjoy a drive-by viewing, and the music video, which is a track from my CD: nTrance, available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

© 2017 IMRAN

Spring Colors On Florida Christmas Day – IMRAN™

And to see my flowers and bushes blooming in spring colors in the middle of winter is a delight.

I just love Florida weather. To be able to walk on the beach in shorts & a T-Shirt during Christmas holidays weekend, when the Northeast is under attack by a blizzard, is such a joy.

And to see my flowers and bushes blooming in spring colors in the middle of winter is a delight.

This is a Samsung Note8 photo, shared from my iPhone

© 2017 IMRAN™

Paristmas! Paris Christmas & Happy New Year! – IMRAN™

As Christmas season draws to a close, and as 2011 nears its inexorable end, I leave you with this wish and prayer….

No matter how down things look right now, never stop looking up, at the bright skies and gifts of God’s blessings just waiting to be placed at your feet.

Remember me in your prayers too, my dear friends. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you, your families and loved ones.

Paris is one of my favorite places to visit. And, like my other favorite city, Manhattan, New York, which is amazing to visit at Christmas, France’s capital city is a spectacular experience at holiday season time.

My first visit to the United States, New York, was in 1987 around Christmas time, the same year I had spent my birthday Summer 1987 in Paris, among other cities of Europe.

So, it was great to return there, nearly 20 years later, but merge my NY Christmas and Paris Summer experiences with a magnificent, MY PARISTMAS… MerrY Paris Christmas.

This photo, taken at the world famous Galeries Lafayette in Paris, is one of the most unusual I have taken.

I almost lay down at the base of the Christmas tree, to capture the full height of the massive tree, and the stunning ceiling of the building. The golden decorations, balls and balloons created a unique view.

I had to do that with my pocket Nikon S6, while trying not to be accidentally thought of as a foreign born Muslim troublemaker trying to topple the tree! 🙂 I look forward to returning to Paris in the near future, God Willing.

As Christmas season draws to a close, and as 2011 nears its inexorable end, I leave you with this wish and prayer….

No matter how down things look right now, never stop looking up, at the bright skies and gifts of God’s blessings just waiting to be placed at your feet.

Remember me in your prayers too, my dear friends. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you, your families and loved ones.

© 2006-2012 IMRAN
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