Midnight Anglers

Dozens of enthusiastic young men were angling on a bridge linking Bahrain’s capital, Manama and the island of Muharraq at midnight yesterday. While it is not often surprising to see a few of them on the busy Shaikh Isa bin Salman Causeway, I found so many at the same time, and at that hour, unusual….

Trash the garbage

The trash that we leave behind on our beaches and a lack of proper cleaning infrastructure seems to have caught up with this seagull as it took flight on Bahrain’s Busaiteen coast. While trying to ‘capture’ some of the birds that routinely make the coast their home in the evening, I ‘got’ this one with…

Let’s Get Lost

A walk through Bahrain’s Old Muharraq town can throw up some interesting sights – like these ancient doors and door knobs. There are also a lot of old houses – several of them needing urgent restoration – as the cracks on an accompanying photograph show. In many cases, even modern construction has old doors, carefully…

‘Gentle’ Bully

  Pelicans are aplenty at the Al Areen Wildlife Park in Bahrain and mix freely with the hundreds of visitors. However, they do not like being teased and provoked and can become extremely aggressive. These three shots show just that. While the obviously gentle birds are seen going about their business in two of the…

People by the sea!

  There were an unusually large number of people at Bahrain’s only “beach” last weekend – perhaps making the most of what was perhaps the last time they could get out to picnic before the extreme humidity and heat sets in. There were men, women and children of all ages, having a stroll, doing barbecue,…