More old pics of Bahrain
I posted previously a couple of old pics of Bahrain. Here are some more I came across recently:
These pics are also of azza processions. Date unknown.
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?
I came across the following photo of which the caption reads "Manama" on ebay:
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.