Windy in Bahrain

It was a very windy day in Bahrain. This picture was taken in Central Manama. A row of fluttering Bahrain flags is reflected on the glass facade of the building opposite!

Moonrise and sunset

These pictures, taken from my bedroom balcony, show the unusual sight of a sunset and a moonrise in the same frame, a phenomenon, I am told, impossible to photograph. Of course, while the moon is visible in one of the pictures, the sunset is in he reflection of the glass facade of a building next…

Bench from the past

This bench and picture are reminiscent of the bygone days in Bahrain. Set up in one of the ‘original’ parts of the 112 year old American Mission Hospital, it is a far cry from the waiting rooms we have at hospitals today. Strangely, however, there was no one waiting to see a doctor, enabling a…

The Colosseum – in Bahrain!

This is the Colosseum – and it’s in Bahrain! Yes, it is the same shape and look as the famous amphitheater in Rome, Italy – and perhaps inspired by its design, but this one hosts the offices of the country’s Electricity and Water Authority. This is one of Bahrain’s many brilliantly – designed buildings that…