Thursday, August 28, 2008

What are inside the Gift Shop?

Today's photo is the gift shop at the second floor of Gold City complex. Inside surprisingly, there are a lot of beautiful handicrafts from the gulf regions; precious stones, persian carpets, embroidered cushion covers, antiques, lacquerwares and many more. I should go back there again as I need to find some gifts for my family on my next trip home.

Well guys, what do you like most when you go to a gift shop?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Artifacts at Bahrain National Museum

Yesterday I was passing the Bahrain National Museum on the way to the resort and reminded me that I was already running out of photos for Sanabis DP and quickly I looked on my archive and saw that I have not posted this one which was taken earlier this year during the Exhibition of Egyptia Artifacts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Dhow, Bahraini's Wooden Boat

Today we are going sailing with Bahraini's famous wooden boat; "The Dhow". Anyone interested to join us? Just jump in! We have enough space for everybody.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Modern Street Shops

Today's photo is these new street shops.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Costa Cafe at Adliya

Today photo is a Costa cafe located next to HSBC bank in Adliya. After doing some bussines at the bank, I ended up cooling myself there with a strong coffee at Costa. Just another nice experience.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Something Old and Something New

Today's photo is a modern Bahraini house which still brings the traditional style in its design. The surrounding walls or fences must be the modern aspect but the upper part, undoubtedly the traditional Bahraini design with its Wind Tower and its famous brown desert colouring.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ancient Graves of Dilmun Era

Today's photo is the burial mounds from Dilmun era of past Bahrain. There were recorded that the numbers were approximately 170,000 mounds or more dating to 3,000 BC and 600 AD but due to the road and house construction the number have been brought down to 10,000 - 20,000.

If you are interested to know about Dilmun's ancient Bahrain era and the artefacts left in today Bahrain, please go here and here.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Desert Series # 01

Today is my 200th posting! Hip Hip Hooray!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Shajarat Al Hayah or The Tree of Life

Today photo is a famous tree in Bahrain called The Tree of Life or in arabic translated as Shajarat Al Hayah. Actually I already posted it yeterday but today I want to show how it looks from afar. It is a very old tree of 400 year old and considered as a natural wonder. It stands alone in a desert near Al Areen area. Until today, the source of its water still remains a mystery because it stands in a place completely out of water.

It is a mesquite tree and the reason why it survives the harshes life of the desert you could find here at Wikipedia (Lol I am doing a little research on this one).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Lonely Blue Boat

DP Theme - Metal

Today's DP Theme is Metal and here is the metalic object that I could findf today. It is one of the art piece that displayed in a restaurant. Thanks for looking!!