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Pier Imperfect

The Busaiteen coast in Bahrain, once a thriving collection of rustic chalets, is now being ‘cleansed’ to make way for a luxury waterfront development. The wood and stone structures, as well as the piers leading up to them, are fast disappearing and the ocean eating into what’s left of them. Presents quite a desolate sight…

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The storm before the calm

It’s been a stormy last few days in Bahrain and, among other things that have happened, the price of fish has gone up. This because fishermen have been warned to stay off the high seas and avoid any mishaps. This is one such dhow at the Muharraq ‘fishing village’ waiting for the storm to pass,…

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The Sun Rises at Al Dar

The ever-glorious sunrise at Bahrain’s Al Dar Islands – one of the perfect getaway’s on the weekend. A short boat ride from the mainland, it’s a dream destination, with its luxury chalets, open air restaurants and lots of song, dance and barbecue. We have had the privilege of visiting several times, most notably when the…

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No one ever said sunsets are boring

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…

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Piers

The piers of Busaiteen, Bahrain are a tourist attraction of sorts. Built of low quality wood, these temporary structures last only a season, during the winter months of December to March and have to be re-built the following year. These are mostly ‘owned’ by local fishermen or people from the area who like spending their…

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Golden Eye

The always beautiful sunset off the coast of Bahrain’s Muharraq Island. This picture, taken during low tide, presents a spectacular view of the capital, Manama’s skyline, with the now many skyscrapers vying with one another in grandeur and splendor. There was a time not many years ago when this tiny nation had no highrise buildings…

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The end of the road

This wobbly old “bridge’, on the Jau coast in South Eastern Bahrain, leads to nowhere. It starts off near the country’s largest power and water desalination plant and makes its way into the sea, as if on a long journey. But it’s the roads end after barely 200 meters. Wonder why it was built and…