life through the lens
I had a few weeks in the Persian Gulf in November 2004, and the first port of call was Bahrain.
The Bahrain Dinar
Al-Fatih mosque in Manama
The Pearl Monument on the King Faisal Highway, western Manama
Bab al-Bahrain in central Manama
Dhow jetty on the Persian Gulf, Manama
Beit Sheikh Isa bin Ali, a traditional house from around 1800 on Muharraq Island
Close by is another traditional house, Beit Seyadi, Muharraq Island
A view of Manama and the linking causeway, from Muharraq Island
Building dhows on Muharraq Island
Looking towards Arad Fort from the dhow building yard, Muharraq Island
The 15th century Arad Fort on Muharraq Island
There are many burial mounds at A'ali, dating from 2300 BC to 200 AD
11th century Souq al-Khamis mosque is the oldest in Bahrain
Bahrain Fort, or Qala'at al-Bahrain, spans the period 2000 to 500 BC
Bahrain Fort, with Manama in the background
The ruins of Barbar Temple, dating from 3000 to 2000 BC
The sand whips up at Al-Budayyi' village
In the distance is Umm al-Na'san, an island linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway - Al-Budayyi'
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