As I browsed through and found Tasveer is presenting India Through the Lens – a photography exhibition at the Bahrain National Museum, I thought it would be nice to what more Bahrain offers the traveller. And there’s a lot.
What you are seeing from September 17- November 1, 2014
Curated by Nathaniel Gaskell, this exhibition looks at the work of four photographers who have each engaged with India in a variety of ways. Two are Indian, from the world of documentary photography, T.S. Satyan (1923 – 2009) and Jyoti Bhatt (b. 1934) – and two are non-Indian contemporary artists who engage with the the idea of staged/manipulated image-making – Karen Knorr (b. 1954) and Maïmouna Guerresi (b. 1951).
A Talk by Karen Knorr “Transcultural Dialogues: Recent Work in Photography” will take place on Wednesday 17 September at 6 pm at the Bahrain National Museum Auditorium.
What more can you enjoy while in Bahrain
The Qalat Al Bahrain fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Beit Al Quran (meaning: the House of Qur’an) is a museum that holds artefacts of the Qur’an.
Al Khamis Mosque is the one of the oldest mosques in the region.
There is the Arad fort in Muharraq.
Barbar temple is an ancient temple from the Dilmunite period of Bahrain, as well as the A’ali Burial Mounds and the Saartemple.
The Tree of Life, a 400 year-old tree that grows in the Sakhir desert with no nearby water.
Bird watching (primarily in the Hawar Islands), scuba diving and horse riding are popular activities
Shopping malls are in the capital Manama–Bahrain City Centre and Seef Mall.
The Manama Souq and Gold Souq in the old district of Manama are also popular.