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Moonrise and sunset

These pictures, taken from my bedroom balcony, show the unusual sight of a sunset and a moonrise in the same frame, a phenomenon, I am told, impossible to photograph. Of course, while the moon is visible in one of the pictures, the sunset is in he reflection of the glass facade of a building next…

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Bench from the past

This bench and picture are reminiscent of the bygone days in Bahrain. Set up in one of the ‘original’ parts of the 112 year old American Mission Hospital, it is a far cry from the waiting rooms we have at hospitals today. Strangely, however, there was no one waiting to see a doctor, enabling a…

The Colosseum – in Bahrain!

This is the Colosseum – and it’s in Bahrain! Yes, it is the same shape and look as the famous amphitheater in Rome, Italy – and perhaps inspired by its design, but this one hosts the offices of the country’s Electricity and Water Authority. This is one of Bahrain’s many brilliantly – designed buildings that…

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Park Royal

When I first saw this sight a few weeks ago, I thought a car had just fallen out of a parking lot. Then, again, I saw it the same night and it was still there, hanging precariously as if for dear life. Silly of me not to have realised it was just a prop on…

Shattered dreams?

After I took this picture of a rather desolate looking man sitting among the remnants of a building that had just been demolished, I felt he could have had a story to tell. I saw him sitting on a concrete block, staring at a mobile phone, possibly trying to make a phone call home; or…