Resting a while after a walk in Arad, and fiddling with the camera, I randomly took a few pictures. Realising it was dark and not much could be “seen”, I nevertheless snapped away. And, to my surprise, came up with what I thought were some rather unusual shots. There’s an enthusiastic jogger running past me while three women are also heading in the same direction. … Continue reading The camera sees it all
This picture says a million things! Worth sharing, Mike! Continue reading Spring Barn
We got the first taste of this summer season’s killing Bahrain humidity yesterday as we went out for our customary walk on the coast. And since it felt very hot, we drove down the few hundred yards, deciding to get out of the car and walk. And, as usual, I stepped out with the camera, and took this picture (left), not realising the mist had … Continue reading It’s humid out there
These two buildings, in the heart of the Old Manama Suq, couldn’t be more apart in terms of looks. One, a modern structure with many apartments and the other a dilapidated, crumbling structure which had clearly seen better days. However, the older building stands out in terms of its sheer architectural brilliance, with large windows, a ‘air curtain’, massive rooms and high roofs. Clearly, it … Continue reading Then – and Now!
Spotted this painting on one of the walls in Bahrain’s Old Manama Suq during the weekend Bab Al Bahrain (BAB) Market! While I have no idea what the artist is trying to convey, the expression on the face of the drawing is rather stoic and the lady’s lips are “sealed”. There is also a flower drawn that is attempting to propagate peace and prosperity. Whatever … Continue reading Suq Art
We were walking out from the cinema at the mall this evening when we saw this amazing sight of children at play. Reminded me of our own childhood when we played with balls – but not inside a mall – it was always outdoors, among the wild, the flowers, the mud, sand, grime and water. That was “play” in our times. Though I was envious … Continue reading Ball of a time!
These pictures of life during a typical Manama weekend show several kinds emotions among Bahrain’s blue-collared workers who gather at the ‘two square’ every Thursday and Friday. One just has to stand in one corner to see all that goes on. While it is difficult to capture everything and photograph everybody, I have attempted to show some of the most common “faces”. For example, there … Continue reading Laugh Out Loud – and Smile