Super Moon

This is my rather amateurish attempt at taking a picture of the Super Moon, visible over Bahrain tonight. I probably could have done better at taking this shot from the rooftop, with the Bahrain International Airport in the background and a plane taking off, but for my tripod giving way at the critical moment. So…

Dhow Art Abdulla!

I always wondered where the countless fishing dhows we see every day were made. This evening I got my answer on coming across one such traditional dhow ‘factory’, right there on the highway leading to the airport. I have earlier seen a similar factory but that churned out dhows made of steel sheets, which are…


The Waltz

I snapped these majestic words taking a walk along the Arad Bay in Bahrain. It was a sight to see them make their way across the rising tide but not really moving much. While common to spot storks and other migratory birds on the coastline, I have rarely spotted so many in one group.

Love Birds

This beautiful “couple” was spotted near the Bahrain International Airport. The stork “interaction”, even if it was two weeks after Valentines Day, took place as the high tide was coming in at the Arad Walkway, providing hundreds of evening walkers with an interesting interlude.

Midnight ‘express’

Having moved into a new house in the last two weeks, and only now having adjusted to the surroundings, I had my first “tryst” with picking up a friend from the Bahrain International Airport close to midnight last night. While picking up and dropping friends is rather routine in Bahrain (where no one ever takes…