Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Floating Old Wooden Boat

Today's photo I am sharing the shot of an abandoned old boat at Bahrain Bay (Marina) in front of Isa Cultural Center. Actually I had posted this boat before here on March 2009 when the water was low (during the low tide) and today's photo the boat will look floating as it is high tide now and the water level is higher.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Date Palm Tree

The Date Palm or Phoenix Dactylifera, is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Due to its long history of cultivation for fruit, its exact native distribution is unknown, but probably originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa and also southwest Asia (Middle East). It is a medium-sized tree at 15–25 m tall, often clumped with several trunks from a single root system, but often growing singly as well. The leaves are pinnate at 3–5 m long and with spines on the petiole (about 150 leaflets). the leaflets are 30 cm long and 2 cm broad. The full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 meters.

Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years. They are believed to have originated around the Persian Gulf and have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric egypt, possibly as early as 4000 B.C. There is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in eastern Arabia in 6000 B.C. (Alvarez-Mon 2006).

In later times, Arabs spread dates around South & South East Asia, northern Africa, and Spa and Italy which then were introduced into Mexico and California by the Spaniards by 1765. (Datas quoted from Wiki)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UPS Office Branch in Manama

3 UPS small buses in front of one of its branches in Manama. Great service and nice people.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Mosque Series - The Beautiful Shia mosque

The beautiful Shia Mosque with a background of Sunni Mosque under the near sunset sky.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

People Shot - Magazine Seller at Al Fateh Grand Mosque

The magazine seller in front of Grand Mosque Al Fateh

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Pray at Al Fateh Mosque Juffair!

Today's photo I am sharing you the shot that I took a week ago when we were at the beginning of Jum'ah Pray when the Muezzin is calling the believers with Adzhan.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday's Busy Street Scene

One busy afternoon on Thursday on King Fadh Highway, Juffair

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Tree's shade under the blaring Summer Sun

Today's photo is the shot of the garden on the entrace of Bahrain National Museum. This shot will be the last shot for Bahrain National Museum Series. We were venturing to this spot after leaving the main building entrance whilst seeking for some new worth shot for Sanabis DP. Alas, the sun was so hot as it was already sometime after midday and we seeked the cooler shade under the trees.

The garden itself is quite nice but unfortunately we could not find any place to sit. I believe that some chairs will do very good. The pathway was full of dried leaves and I guess that the blarring hot sun had made everybody stay indoor and stopped any activities. It was very quiet and we heard many bird's singing and chirping sounds ahead of us from the top of the trees.

What about your garden in your country, Dear readers? Is it different?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bahrain National Museum Series - Islamic Caligraphy in Gypsum Plate

Today's photo, I am still showing you the series of photo taken during my last trip at Bahrain National Museum in Juffair. Today's photo is the shot of Islamic Caligraphy made of Gypsum from Awal period of Bahrain.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bahrain National Museum Series - Head Stone Grave from Delmon Era

Today's photo I am still sharing you the series shots taken from my last trip to Bahrain National Museum and today I am posting the head stone of ancient graves from Delmon era.

Monday, June 1, 2009

DP Theme - Feet

I still could not find the right picture and here it is for temporary :P