I have driven by this very busy traffic island in Bahrain’s Salmabad area scores of times but this shot from on board a helicopter presented an entirely different, and surreal look. I cannot for the world of me figure out how a mosque came up ON this roundabout and attracts thousands of worshipers. To top it all, there is no traffic light – a RED signal – that gets traffic to halt for a moment so the devout can safely cross over. Well, as they say, it’s truly divine intervention and nothing else!
Weekend Friday prayers in the Old Manama Suq in Bahrain.
Thousands of people get together on the streets of the old quarter a little before noon, come hail or shine.
The gatherings are rather pleasant occasions during the cool winter months, though worshipers have to endure sizzling temperatures in the summer.