The Neighbourhood

The best part of staying in Busaiteen, on Bahrain’s Muharraq Island, is the neighbourhood. As we step out of our house, and just a couple of minutes away, is where this neighbourhood begins. The piers, fishing points, the majlis on the water. the seaweed, migratory birds, dogs and cats, are all there. Every day of…

Town folk and their homes

This is the sprawling “fisherman’s township” on Bahrain Muharraq island. The intriguing picture was taken as I moved back to my car after an abortive attempt to photograph seagulls in flight with the Manama skyscrapers as a backdrop. I have been to this area scores of times but this is the first shot I have…

Fine Living

This is certainly not a villa by the seaside in the Mediterranean but this palatial ‘mansion’ in Busaiteen is the weekend home to a Bahraini family. Built over large piece of land, the premises houses more than a dozen people at one time. It has a kitchen, a living room or majlis, two bedrooms and…

Click and win

Its been a tiring last few days. But its been worth it! The house shifting is over, almost. The new place looks lived in. The cardboard boxes have all but disappeared and their contents have once again been tucked away in various wardrobes, shelves and on display racks. That apart, I never realised I had…

Baywatch

I never thought this would happen. Yet, it has.Tonight is my last blog from within the confines of Manama, since we are moving first thing tomorrow. The best part is that we will set up home where we never imagined we would be, even though we have been there scores of times, and where I…