I have driven by this very busy traffic island in Bahrain’s Salmabad area scores of times but this shot from on board a helicopter presented an entirely different, and surreal look. I cannot for the world of me figure out how a mosque came up ON this roundabout and attracts thousands of worshipers. To top it all, there is no traffic light – a RED signal – that gets traffic to halt for a moment so the devout can safely cross over. Well, as they say, it’s truly divine intervention and nothing else!
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Tyson made his yearly visit to the ‘talking vet’ today. And, once again, he was at his best behaviour – calm and quiet – as if he were the sacrificial lamb who knows there is no escape from the altar.
Dr Jaffer, left, assisted by Baby, attends to Tyson
More than Tyson, my five-year old Desert Dog, it was Dr Jaffer who was once again, his usual talking self.
He actually talks to the dog (or cat as the case might be). And the pets respond. I can confirm Tyson even nods in approval as he listens, even though with a hint of suspicion. He does not bark, makes no attempt to get away and waits patiently as he gets the job done.
Google lists Dr Jaffer as Bahrain’s incredible vet who talks to animals and that’s no understatement. He will seldom talk to the owners and, even if he…
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The weather’s turned nasty. Cold, windy and dusty. Unhealthy, in other words. This is usual during what we call the winter here in Bahrain. But when it begins, it hurts as if it’s the first time it’s happened!
This is the view this evening from my living room window and it’s now gotten worse, with the wind howling like a banshee. It surely is going to get worse, before it turns better!
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We were at the Opera last night. Well, not exactly!
It was only a short trip to take some pictures but there was an ongoing opera at the Bahrain National Theatre and hundreds were present, going by the number of vehicles in the parking lot.
That said, here are some shots taken well into the night.
These show not only the theatre but also the Bahrain National Museum, two of the most “artistic” contemporary building in Bahrain.
One of the pictures also shows Bahrain’s Manama skyline viewed from the theatre and museum complex grounds.