This is the sprawling “fisherman’s township” on Bahrain Muharraq island. The intriguing picture was taken as I moved back to my car after an abortive attempt to photograph seagulls in flight with the Manama skyscrapers as a backdrop. I have been to this area scores of times but this is the first shot I have taken of the extent of the ramshackle, made of wood … Continue reading Town folk and their homes
It started off as beautiful day today – but only just. No sooner than we were at work, the fog descended again – as if out of nowhere. Rather unusual of course, but having continued for most of the last week, irritating and ‘boring’ as well. Fact that it’s still there has not helped at the start of the Bahrain weekend, keeping everyone but the … Continue reading Fogged Out
I spotted these three gentlemen at a construction site in Muharraq. and as drove past, noticed something was unfamiliar. And I returned. Yes, there was, indeed, something different. They were not the usual “run of the mill” Indian or Pakistani workers who are in Bahrain in their thousands. They were from, of all the places, Thailand!Bahrain is well-known to play host to scores of nationalities … Continue reading Thais the way!
It’s been a very dull week in Bahrain and it still continues! Dull because it has been foggy, misty, windy and dusty all in one. And it’s also been dull because I have not been able to take pictures as much as I would have wanted to. Just taking the camera and trudging in this weather is no good but in spite of that when … Continue reading No Activ-ity!
I went out early this morning to catch the sunrise but this is what I got (above). Though at the coast well before the sun started to come up, it was nowhere to be seen because of the fog and the cloud cover. Instead, I captured this cat (left and below) in a playful mood. I have taken pictures of cats before – hundreds of … Continue reading C for Cat
This is certainly not a villa by the seaside in the Mediterranean but this palatial ‘mansion’ in Busaiteen is the weekend home to a Bahraini family. Built over large piece of land, the premises houses more than a dozen people at one time. It has a kitchen, a living room or majlis, two bedrooms and a large courtyard.To top it all, the courtyard overlooks the … Continue reading Fine Living
Its been yet another mild winter in Bahrain. But for a few spells of rain – and some days when it became very cold and windy by standards here – it has been rather comfortable. But these two pictures I took on Muharraq island – in Busaiteen and Arad – this evening, show the winter’s not really gone – people still feel the chill and … Continue reading Go, went, not gone!