Burnt out

The summer is severe every year, with August being the worst in terms of temperature – and that is when it turns into a virtual sauna out there. However, this year, its been the “worst in  many many years” if those who are in the know are to be believed. I personally thought it was…

The bright side

If this is the sight that greets you as you step out at 5 am after a good night’s sleep, then one tends to forget the nauseatingly hot and humid weather that is now sweeping Bahrain. Even at that hour, with the sun just about making its way up, on any day, it’s in excess…

Mutt on the coast

It was a blisteringly hot evening yet again but that did not stop this bunch of children fool around on a “hillock” at the Busaiteen coast. But the way they were literally dragging a most unhappy-looking dog with them was not a pleasent sight. The well-fed, but visibly uncomfortable, mutt tried its best not to…

Desolate

These trees at Bahrain’s Zallaq beach on the country’s Southern shores present a rather desolate and depressing look on a hot but windy summer afternoon. Perhaps Bahrain’s only piece of land that resembles a regular beach, Zallaq is visited by hundreds of people every weekend who come there to get a feeling of being “at…

It’s the weekend

A typical weekend! Thousands gather at Bahrain’s “picnic spots” every Friday and Saturday to enjoy what is left of the comfortable evening weather. With temperatures already crossing the 40 C during the day, crowds at Bahrain’s beaches are out in strength before hot and humid conditions set in. This picture was taken at the Asry…