‘Skeleton’ at the ‘graveyard’

I found this picture of a rotting and disintegrating dhow – resembling the skeleton of a dinosaur – in an area off the coast of Muharraq, Bahrain they call ‘The Graveyard’ for such craft as well as old fishing boats. Uncanny that it resembles what it does and at the location where it is!  

Colour – by evening

A Bahrain sunset is always special. And, if it’s winter, even more so! This evening wasn’t any different. Even it meant parking on the emergency lane of a high-speed highway and clicking away, it was worth the while. The cloud formation, the buildings and the sun about to set made for a phenomenal sight!

Corridor in Manama

The Central Manama Souq was deserted this evening. Perhaps it were the windy and cold weather or, perhaps, it was just the early evening, when there is not much activity in these parts.

When the fog came down

We woke up to a wonderful winter morning in Bahrain today, the fog had just begun to set in and, by the time were driving to work, it was a virtual blanket. Yes, this is rare in this desert nation but we do have such spells a few times when it also gets ‘cold’. This…

This, folks, is our winter

Rain in Bahrain is always welcome – and coming after a very long summer, it is even more so. It’s windy, it’s cold, rather nippy at 17 degrees C (yes, that’s COLD here), and the ‘woolens’ are out for many locals. However, for us, we have only moved indoors temporarily – until the ‘cold spell’…