A dove on a rail A hot summer afternoon The cool deep blue pool
Buildings with a view Surrounded by water The dhows are sailing
Rising skyscrapers Ancient towns and traditions Kingdom of two seas
A new photographic book about Bahrain “Above Two Seas” by Andrew Weaver features beautiful aerial images of the Kingdom. The book contains images of buildings, landscapes, historical sites, beaches, wildlife and more. Weaver’s previous work was titled “Between Two Seas.”
“My Beautiful Bahrain” by Robin Barratt, is one of the first books that I have purchased since moving to Bahrain. I find it to be more than a collection of stories and poetry about this island. In fact, I often find myself going back to it to read some of the stories and poems. It contains…… Continue reading My Beautiful Bahrain
In the vast desertStands a lonely survivorThe green tree of life
The great capital A true reminder of times pastThe ancient Dilmun
While browsing the local section of one of my favorite bookstores, I have found an interesting graphic novel titled “The Awakening of Shamal: No Time to Waste!” by Anna Thackray. While living in Japan, I developed an interest in manga, therefore I was immediately attracted by this novel’s detailed cover. The author is a British…… Continue reading Bahrain’s First Graphic Novel?
In Bahrain, there are a few publications that are available free of charge: Bahrain This Week, Weekender, and Fab. Bahrain This Week claims to be “the island’s first augmented weekly” and it covers local events as well as some interesting advice on travel, health, motors, and technology. The last few pages feature reviews on books,…… Continue reading Bahrain’s Free Publications
The contrast between ancient and modern can be seen at the Bahrain Fort archaeological site. The Bahrain Fort, also known as the Portuguese Fort and Qal’at al Bahrain was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.