Those were the days

1 (353) Image0132  3These two pictures of policemen directing “traffic” in the 1950s, in Manama, are from a book on old Bahrain. It’s just so refreshing to look at life in those days. While there is only a single “car” in one of the pictures, in the other, there is not even that. Perhaps the officer, whose bicycle stands parked next to the traffic island, has stopped a vehicle for an elderly man in the background to cross the road.
Those were the days!

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  1. priyankamoraes says:

    An empty road in Mumbai would be utopia ! and a fit and healthy traffic cop …that is an endangered species !

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    1. singhcircle says:

      I have a collection of books of old Bombay pictures. And the roads ARE empty – though of course nothing like these Bahrain photos ☺

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      1. priyankamoraes says:

        Then and now …we changed and HOW !

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      2. singhcircle says:

        I love the BOMBAY part of one of the books I have called BOMBAY then MUMBAI now!

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      3. priyankamoraes says:

        Bombay …..such a nice feel to it ….Mumbai ….see another needless change !

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      4. singhcircle says:

        I love the BOMBAY part of one of the books I have called BOMBAY then MUMBAI now!

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      5. priyankamoraes says:

        I am thirty right now seen the city changed name..the museum ..the rail station and the map of my country redrawn twice ( I think!!!) I feel so much older………….dimwit politicians !

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      6. singhcircle says:

        It’s not funny! These guys are ruining the nation!

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      7. priyankamoraes says:

        They need to be confined to old age homes – most of them atleast and the rest will….a circus may be! Now a new wave in India ..BAN !!!!

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      8. singhcircle says:

        Lol. You’re BRILLIANT! BUT why pollute old age homes? What’ve the oldies done? An asylum should suffice!

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      9. priyankamoraes says:

        True that …you have my vote ….an asylum it is ! I ‘d love to volunteer there though! hahha have diabolical plans up my sleeve !

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      10. singhcircle says:

        Just let it happen. There’ll be an army of volunteers!

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      11. priyankamoraes says:

        True that ! So join in if you can …you can cover the story …..We can call it achche din aa gaye !!! lol

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      12. singhcircle says:

        Achey din of course! Rascals all of them!

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      13. priyankamoraes says:

        Rascal is a euphemism !!! I need to calm down or I may start a revolution at home and scare my poor husband !!!

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