Old Times Sake

Old-timers chat over endless cups of tea in the old Suq at Bab Al Bahrain. Traditions are still very much alive here in spite of modern lifestyles that have taken over in the last few years. This group has come together at the shop of an iron smith who says his trade is possibly going to die with him. His young son, he says, is more interested in the latest mobile phones, computer games and the cinema and not learning the art of making boxes and other articles of daily use from metal sheets.

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