Category Archives: Bahrain

Beautiful sun setting over a Mosque at the sea shore, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Here goes the last card I got from Edwin from Bahrain! Thank you very much! I enjoyed reveiving your cards very much 🙂

This is what he wrote:

Summer is slowly creeping its way to Bahrain. This sunset on the postcard reminds me of how hot it can be during this time. Sometimes is could reach as high as 50°C, it is much worse if there is high humidity.

Jesus!! So hot!! Here we get 30° C max (about in one day in the year)

I send love!

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Grand Mosque, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Another great card I got from Edwin from Bahrain 🙂 Thank you so much ^^

The Al-Fateh Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time.

The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama. The huge dome built on top of the Al-Fatih Mosque is constructed entirely of fiberglass. Weighing over 60 t (60,000 kg), the dome is currently the world’s largest fiberglass dome. The marble used in the floors is Italian and the chandelier is from Austria. The doors are made of teak wood from India. Throughout the mosque are calligraphy writings in a very old type of style called Kufic. The mosque was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa in 1987 and was named after Ahmed Al Fateh, the conqueror of Bahrain. In 2006, Al-Fateh became the site of the National Library of Bahrain.

Lovely card!

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Old Khamis Mosque, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Here goes another lovely card I got from Edwin from Bahrain! Thank you very much Edwin!!

This is was Edwin wrote:

This old mosque ruins is situated in a busy residential street intersection. The two turrets need to be scafolded to protect it from any damages due to a recent street repair works. Good thing that they do that.

I really like this card!

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Amwaj Island, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Another great card from Edwin from Bahrain! Thank you very much!

This is Bahrains ambitious real estate development that could rival Dubai’s “The Palm”. The Sea reclamation is already finished, however due to the recent worldwide recession, many building development ceased construction.

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Hamad Town North Gate, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Jupiduu! Here comes another great card from Edwin from Bahrain! Thank you very much!

Here is what Edwin wrote

The Card shows a relatively new residental development south of Manama. The main road is intersected by huge roundabouts, & house adresses are distinguishe from each roundabout numbered accordingly.

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wooden door, Kingdom of Bahrain

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This card comes from Joanita from Bahrain! It took almost 8 months to get to me!! Really a long time! But what is important, that it got here 🙂 Thank you!!

Here are some facts abot Bahrain:

  • Bahrain is the smallest among the Arabian countries.
  • The name ‘Bahrain’ means two seas, which is attributed to the sweet water springs and salty water in the seas that surrounds the island country.
  • Located in a gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands.
  • One of the earliest cradles of civilization, with an archeological legacy of 5000 years, this island served as a very important strategic spot due to its location in the Persian Gulf.
  • Bahrainis connected to mainland of Saudi Arabiaby a 26 km long bridge called the King Fahd Causeway.
  • The causeway was built in 1982 and about 1.2 billion US dollars were spent for its construction.
  • Bahrain was the first Arabian country to discover petroleum in 1932.
  • The currency of Bahrain is Dinar. 1 Dinar is equivalent to 2.66 US Dollar.
  • Bahrain is believed to be the biblical place of the Garden of Eden.
  • The official religion of Bahrain is Islam and the main language spoken here is Arabic.
  • Bahrain’s size is approximately 50 kilometers in length and 16 kilometers by breadth, at the widest parts. The island is spread over an area of 665 sq. kms.
  • A sizeable portion of the Bahrain land is reclaimed land that is made by filling the shallow coastlines or joining sand bars by sand or landfill.
  • There is a famous Mesquite tree called “Tree of Life” which is 400 years old and stands alone in the desert of Bahrain. The fact that the water source of the tree is not known attracts huge number of visitors.
  • Bahrain is known for its scorching summer where temperature can reach up to 45 degree Celsius and the apparent temperature along with humidity can be as high as 50 degree Celsius.
  • Once Bahrain hoisted the largest national flag that stood 318 by 555 feet high. The record was broken by an Israeli Flag.
  • The world’s largest simultaneous coin toss event was organized in the British School of Bahrain, by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • The Bahrain World Trade center is the world’s first high rise building to have incorporated wind turbine in its design.

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Bahrain fort, Kingdom of Bahrain

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This is the second card I got from Edwin from Bahrain! Thank you very much!

This is what Edwin wrote:

This card shows Bahrains very first site enlisted @ the UNESCO World Heritage Site. I’ve been inside this fort, and it is huge! But it is worth visiting!

It looks really great! I am sure it is so worth to visit!

I send love!