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Trigger Happy

Scores of people among the thousands who converge on the Bab Al Bahrain area every weekend make it a point to get their pictures taken to send to their loved ones back home. Thanks to technology, it’s now become all too simple and images are transferred in split seconds. I remember when I first went…

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The Mosque Down Town

The minaret of one of several mosques in downtown Manama is pictured against the setting sun and rows of apartment buildings. Of the hundreds of pictures I take, those of the setting sun – and the coast – remain my all time favorites – and bring forth something new each time.

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Traditional Street Cafes

These two images are typical of traditional Bahrain. Street cafes are a part of culture here and no one, locals and expatriates, can resist a rather noisy and ‘gossipy’ session at one of these joints every once in a while. Of course there are regulars who are spotted all the time and there are those…

Unreal Times

These two pictures of the historic Bab Al Bahrain (Gate of Bahrain) in Manama are easily the best I have taken so far of the well-known monument. Though it is an imposing and majestic structure, I had no idea it looked so different when the sun has gone down. The lighting, the slow-moving traffic, the…

Going Green

Last night I accompanied a friend to the old Manama Suq where he had to run an errand, and ended up buying a lot of fish – something that I relish but am never confident enough to cook. Also came across this impressive array of vegetables in one of the lanes in the ancient part…

Weekend Walk

Typical scenes from a Friday weekend in the capital, Manama, when scores of people go out to shop in the traditional Bab Al Bahrain Suq and the older part of the city. While many visit at the regular outlets, which sell virtually everything under the sun, there are countless others who are forced to buy…