Wednesday, January 05, 2005

More old pics of Bahrain

I posted previously a couple of old pics of Bahrain. Here are some more I came across recently:

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These pics are also of azza processions. Date unknown.

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I found the following pic on postcardman.net. According to the caption, this postcard is a real photo of a mosque in Manama. While the date the photo was taken is not mentioned, it does say that the stamp on reverse was postally used in 1952. Is this minarate still standing today? It reminds me of that old mosque few blocks away from Bab Al Bahrain. Is that it or am I hallucinating?

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I came across the following photo of which the caption reads "Manama" on ebay:

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This picture, along with many others of the region are compiled in a book called the "Pirate Coast" by Charles Belgrave who was a British colonial officer serving as the personal advisor to Sheikh Hamad, the ruler of Bahrain at that time.

I've been so interested in old photos and documents recently. I can't wait to go back to Bahrain and dig through old family albums.

7 Comments:

At 6:42 AM, Blogger Chanad said...

Nice stuff again gs. Keep em coming.

Yeah, there is a mosque near Bab al-Bahrain that has a very similar minaret. I'll try finding it next time I go into town.

But do you have any idea where the top picture was taken? I wonder if the pictured mosque/matam still stands today.

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger global soul said...

Thanks Chan'ad.

I was trying to find a picture of that mosque on the internet to compare the two minarets but not knowing the name of the mosque renders the search useless.

I don't know where the picture on top was taken and I have no idea whether the building is still standing today. It looks familiar to me. But everything looks familiar to a deja-vu person like me!

 
At 12:37 AM, Anonymous Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

that's Al-Fadhel Mosque, I'm almost certain of it as it was always very distinctive.

well done on unearthing these gems GS. Would you like to contribute them to http://flickr.com/groups/bahrain/ ?

 
At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats right, it is the Al Fadhel mosque, I am one of the Al Fadhel family !
Hamad

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Viagra Online said...

Awesome pictures, I sometimes think on how life must been for example 2000 years ago, what was the main purpose of the every day life, I mean today we go to work, but in those days what?, all they could think of is in the food.

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Buy Cialis said...

Interesting pictures, seems like every thing is "normal" when I saw this kind of stuff I always check twice, thanks for sharing.

 
At 8:22 AM, Anonymous seositeden.blogspot.com said...

It won't work in actual fact, that's exactly what I suppose.

 

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