I found Bahrain much less interesting than other middle eastern countries. It’s a relatively small island with a relatively small amount of history and culture to match. While there are small pockets of charm, I’d pass it up if I was doing a whirlwind tour. If you don’t pass it up, the National Museum is interesting to see, and since it’s right next to the historic Bahrain Fort you can get a two-fer in one trip.
Step Into The Lights
I love this shot of a traditionally-garbed man gazing into a shop full of colorful lights in the Bab-al-Bahrain market.
I Dream of Jeannie
Maybe just a little more risque than anything Barbara Eden ever wore. It’s amazing to see displays like this in the ultra-conservative Middle East. And no, I didn’t buy one.
Landscaping Not Needed
You can get plenty of yard out here, but they’re not much for landscaping…
It has to make for hot, sweaty nights if this is your house.
Arched walkways in the Bahrain Fort
When I think of traditional Middle Eastern forts, this is exactly what comes to mind.
Interesting wasp sculptures outside the National Museum of Bahrain
A Fine Vintage
A restored 1932 Buick given to Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa by the American government. Donated to the National Museum of Bahrain in 1992.
She’s old, but she sure is beautiful.