This parched palm tree presented a rather sorry sight in the scorching 42C temperature but, even in that state, it was swaying as if happily in the hot afternoon breeze. Watching the picture on the screen later revealed the beautiful and striking colours – with the mix of yellow and green particularly outstanding!
A shop in Downtown Manama specialises in selling only thread. One can find several designs, colours and textures. There are also experts at hand who help customers with ideas and help them make that perfect match.
At first glance, this picture doesn’t make sense – but a closer look reveals the labyrinth of colours on display.
This is a beautiful Bahrain sunset – yet again. This is one magical aspect of this tiny island nation, and each time I step out with the camera, it creates an extremely vivid, and unreal feeling.
This quote by John Ruskin sums it up beautifully:
At sunset, nature is painting for us….day after day….pictures of infinite beauty!
This municipal worker is heading home after a tiring day’s work in the heart of Manama’s financial district.
He is obviously not bothered by the hot summer sun beating down and the noisy traffic all around him as he walks briskly, possibly towards the waiting company transport and, hopefully, a hot, fresh meal.
It is workers like this one that toil throughout the day, come hail or shine, to make our lives more comfortable, cleaning the roads and clearing them of dirt and garbage, among others.
The best part is that I am yet to come across any such worker without a smile on his face and a look of contentment that seems to defy all logic.
They will always greet you with a smile, try to exchange a few pleasantries and wish you well before going on their way.
I see them all the time on traffic signals, sometimes very early in the morning and at times, late at night, sweeping away to make sure we are in a healthy environment.
Hat’s off to these dedicated souls!