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Top View

Bahrain’s most-famous landmark, the Bahrain Financial Harbour towers,  photographed from another equally famous structure, the World Trade Centre, this evening. The view, which I saw for the first time, is a photographer’s delight at any time, especially at night. It presents a remarkable view of the Manama skyline as well as the busy King Faisal…

Centre Piece

One of my favourite pictures of the Bahrain World Trade Centre, taken a little more than a year ago. Before the twin towers, as well as the not do far away Bahrain Financial Harbour buildings came up, there was no real landmark in the country visible from anywhere. Though no one ever gets lost on…

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Dense City

This picture was taken from a helicopter back in March 2009 when I was among four or five people who had gone up to have an Ariel look at Bahrain’s then new Khalifa Bin Salman Port. The skyline looks pretty much the same even now, with just a few more buildings added but the iconic…

Tower Power

Bahrain’s most famous landmarks pictured through my SUV’s rear view mirror from the Busaiteen coast . The two most ‘photogenic’ structures in the country – Bahrain Financial Harbour and the Bahrain World Trade Centre – are also the most architecturally pleasing, designed with considerable thought on how to take advantage of what the nation has…

Weather Bug

It’s yet another dull, dreary and hazy day in Bahrain today, one of many that will happen until the end of the month. It is said of Bahrain there are five seasons every day in this island nation with the weather changing as many times during a 24-hour period. However, that is true mainly for…

Tall Stories

This triple tower set off as a tall promise but froze on its way up soon after. The incomplete structure, reportedly a victim of the global financial crunch, was once touted a dream project but is now is an eyesore, spoiling the otherwise breathtaking Bahrain Financial Harbour development. It is time someone in authority stepped in to…

‘Policemen’

These “policemen” from the days Bahrain became independent in 1971, were at the Interior Ministry stand during the recent Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The Indian influence in their uniforms and headgear is apparent – no surprise since, among other things, even Indian “external rupees” were the currency till the mid 1960’s.