Painting on the wall

This painting in Bahrain’s Adliya district intrigued me. Covering the entire side of a large house, it resembles a Hindu goddess at one glance and a Chinese warlord at another. If we stare at it longer, it could also pass off a Roman warrior. In spite of all these oddities, kudos to the artist who…

Suq Art

Spotted this painting on one of the walls in Bahrain’s Old Manama Suq during the weekend Bab Al Bahrain (BAB) Market! While I have no idea what the artist is trying to convey, the expression on the face of the drawing is rather stoic and the lady’s lips are “sealed”. There is also a flower…

Heat and Rest

Thousands of construction and other workers in Bahrain, who rough it out several hours a day, will have a respite from the severe heat for at least four hours a day from the beginning of next month after a summer afternoon outdoor work ban comes into effect. The noon until 4 pm ban, to protect…