Forces on the ready

Bahrain is now conducting the largest-ever joint security exercise involving police and security forces of all the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. The Arabian Gulf Security 1 is being conducted as part of efforts to confront regional challenges and aim to enhance combat readiness security forces to deal with potential emergencies, especially terrorist attacks…

He still cycles to work

Bicycles might be down and out for most of us as a regular mode of transport, especially outside of some countries in Western Europe, but the humble gardener still uses the trusty mode of transport. When I was a kid, the gardener came on a bicycle and, now, several decades later, he still comes on…

Sight seeing

It was low tide and when that happens, the sea smells. Really, it does! Add to that the high humidity and it becomes rather unbearable walking on the coastline. It was my idea of escaping the elements that I hastily got into the air-conditioned confines of the car only to see this rather surreal sight…

The camera sees it all

Resting a while after a walk in Arad, and fiddling with the camera, I randomly took a few pictures. Realising it was dark and not much could be “seen”, I nevertheless snapped away. And, to my surprise, came up with what I thought were some rather unusual shots. There’s an enthusiastic jogger running past me…

It’s humid out there

We got the first taste of this summer season’s killing Bahrain humidity yesterday as we went out for our customary walk on the coast. And since it felt very hot, we drove down the few hundred yards, deciding to get out of the car and walk. And, as usual, I stepped out with the camera,…