Sunday, November 14, 2010

What I did on my weekend

Ornately tiled mosque tucked away in the back streets of Budaiya
So, what an incredibly cultural weekend I've had! Between traditional crafts, old houses, forts, horses, feral cats, mosques, sunset on the beach and archeological digs, I feel I've been quite the tourist for the past few days.

Luckily for me, all this activity was organised by my friend, The Good Witch, who had a girlfriend out from the UK for the weekend and wanted to explore some of the cultural history of this country. Me? I got to tag along for the ride - literally, in the backseat of the car.

Here's a pictorial record of what we did on our weekend .....
Village ruins dated to 2000 BC

Sunset on the beach

Bahrain fort, with the city in the background
Very stern man at the fort, wearing traditional gulabeya and keffiyeh
City mosque near the old houses
Grand Mosque in Juffair

1 comment:

Jennie said...

You must be very bold, asking stern looking men if you can take their photo! Do you ever want to take someone's photo but they don't seem approachable, or get turned down?