April 9, 2010

SWF: Bahrain WTC

Do go and view a variety of skies at Sky Watch Friday here.

I've just got back from a trip to Bahrain. This tiny nation is one of the more popular destinations in the Middle East. It was good to spend some days in Bahrain. With its authentic Arab heritage and relaxed culture, I experienced how the place lives up to its reputation for being modern and liberal.

As usual, I've come back with quite a few pictures.

Here are a few pictures of one unique landmark of Bahrain: the Bahrain World Trade Center.

Capturing the evening sky, I shot these two pictures when I was seated in a taxi that took me to Manama while it stopped at a traffic signal:
The next was shot when I was walking towards the Diplomatic Area:
The day light was fading rapidly after sunset when I started to shoot these pictures:
These sail-shaped WTC towers are designed to funnel wind through the gap to provide its acceleration through the turbines. It is said that this has the potential to generate electricity to the equivalent of providing lighting for about 300 homes annually.

Happy Skywatching.

22 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Interesting structure that dominates the skyline. I am pretty curious about Middle Eastern countries. I wish I could visit someday.

LV said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I enjoyed and appreciate you taking us along with you through lens.

J Bar said...

Amazing architecture.
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Lakshmi said...

Prolific traveller - Thats what you are ! Nice pics..I just got back..

Carol said...

Great series of shots...beautiful skies and architecture. The last two are my favorite.

Saibal Barman said...

In roaming around places beyond home, in essence, turns the home into an invisible knot that ties endless strings to many homes around....it connects many souls too...
I do not envy you for being in the core of one such knots but people envy me indeed of having one such friend by me...
I wish more ribbons to the knot for you, Celine !!
Take care,

Priyank said...

Hi Celine!
The towers look very glittering esp at night! The Arab version of the twin towers.

Mridula said...

Never saw them before and they do look quite modern!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the towers.

Jan K. said...

Wonderful shots of that fantastic building and the changing sky above it.

Trotter said...

Hi Celine! Wow, another tour... ;))
Lovely shots!! It looks a bit like the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur... The difference is that the huotel is a Mandarin Oriental... ;))

Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you at the MED... ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

magiceye said...

amazing structures!

Bill S. said...

Amazing buildings. I love the way you shot different angles and times.

Zhu said...

The buildings look amazing. What a crazy architecture!

rainboy said...

nice pics... :)

you know who's jealous again ;D

take care ...

I so want to make yo jealous lol :D

Samson said...

Building looks amazing and its captured well... love your last two SWF entries...

Have a nice weekend :o)

shooting star said...

nice building!!

Haddock said...

They know how to wisely use their money and develop their country.

Trotter said...

Hi Celine!
Missing you at Blogtrotter Two, which has a French party for you in Turkey... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!!

Ram Dhall said...

Beautiful piece of architecture.

BTW, are still traveling !!

AJEYA RAO said...

Beautiful. looks great. how is the country open for tourists?

Indian said...

Beautiful ...skywatching is a real pleasure, and your photography enhances nature.