The archway at the Fort

Known as Dilmun in ancient times, Bahrain’s rich trading history is reflected in numerous archaeological digs around the island. Qalat al-Bahrain site (Bahrain Fort site) is among the most exciting of them and is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is located atop a 17.5 hectare artificial hill that has been built…

Paint Job

Empty paint cans are used in a very artistic way to decorate a sidewalk in Bahrain’s Adliya. The whole area is part of “Block 338”, set up by a group of volunteers going under the banner of Al Riwaq Art Space. Source: Paint Job

My Ghost Story

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
The service gaps within the tunnel where we supposedly fell The area where we had been trekking As I sat watching ‘My Ghost Story’ on television last night, I recalled the “ghost” I had “experienced” as a teenager way back in the late 70s during a trek in the hills. As…

Bahrain’s Christian cemetery

I wasn’t aware until that Bahrain has a second cemetery for Christians and that, too, in the heart of the one of the country’s most congested neighbourhoods. Salmabad, as it is known, is not only home to hundreds of thousands of blue-collared expatriate workers, it is also one of Bahrain’s most well-known workshop areas, where…

Morning feast

Nothing like a traditional Bahraini breakfast at the start of a working day. And that’s what happened today. It always happens. I start work very early in the day and that means no (or a very hurried) breakfast. That also means I have to ‘exist’ on tidbits (and the occasional tea and coffee at “peepa”…