The artist

This street artist created a stir when he stepped out to draw this awesome caricature on a large canvas in Bab Al Bahrain. He drew the entire picture while looking at the original picture on his mobile phone. A large weekend crowd also gathered to witness the marathon effort!

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…

Traditional Street Cafes

These two images are typical of traditional Bahrain. Street cafes are a part of culture here and no one, locals and expatriates, can resist a rather noisy and ‘gossipy’ session at one of these joints every once in a while. Of course there are regulars who are spotted all the time and there are those…

The Huddle

Traders in Bahrain’s Old Gold Suq meet to discuss strategy. Participants are all ears as they listen in rapt attention to the one of the members speak. The picture was taken from the top floor balcony of the the Suq building.