Top Shop

A typical night scene at Bahrain traditional Bab Al Bahrain Market (Suq), still the favourite place to shop for many. Large supermarkets and malls may have taken the sheen away from these bazaars but the very thrill of walking along the alleyways looking for bargains is a different kind of experience. Not may customers  come…

Ring Leader

I remember these phones. They now seem ancient but were once indispensable. Every weekend was phone time and I had to even queue up at one of these vintage machines to make that all-important call home. There were calling cards in many denominations, all with pictures of Bahrain’s landmarks and there were coins – which…