Old, as always, is gold


One of the several old houses on Bahrain’s Muharraq Island, which are earmarked for complete renovation as part of a comprehensive Culture Ministry project to restore historical buildings. This particular mansion, one of the oldest, is visibly in a dilapidated state, with even its once majestic walls almost ready to give way. However, the intricate glass work on the doors and the ‘semi circular’ windows, the appeal of which is accentuated by the mesh covering them and popularly known as ‘Jali’, seem to be in perfect shape.
Hopefully, these splendid structures will soon be back to their once majestic glory!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. arv! says:

    And I always thought heritage conservation is a major issue in India only!
    I was under impression that states with better finances deal with it in much better way !! Surprising!

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    1. singhcircle says:

      It is a major issue in Bahrain but now the government has initiated a big project to restore old houses and mansions. Praiseworthy!

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      1. arv! says:

        Surely..need of the hour!

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