This Ariel picture of Downtown Manama is from March 2009, when I went up in a chopper for the first time. The photographs I took then were some of the best I have. The overall skyline has not changed a lot since then, but for a few more skyscrapers that have come up. And, of course, two of the country’s best-known buildings, the Bahrain Financial Harbour and the Bahrain World Trade Centre, seen in the background, are still as majestic as ever, not matched by any new development.
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!