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Out of the window

We took a bus ride this morning. This is rather unusual in Bahrain for two reasons. One – there has never been (until now) any public transport that got you anywhere and, two, fuel is far too cheap in this country and there are far too many cars for anyone to really bother about taking…

Mosque in Bahrain

Prayer Island

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…

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City Lights!

I spent an hour sitting in my living room balcony last night, just looking at the traffic pass by. Then I looked at the lights in the several skyscrapers around me. And that’s when I got the camera. Every window seems to have a story to tell and so does the traffic. The makeshift weekend…

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Weather Blues

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…