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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bahrain – A Different Perspective

Some photos of the gated compound we live in, taken at 16:00 local time today. Tranquility itself.

This is our house, with the Bergmobile parked in the drive.

Some of the flowers in our garden.

Our street. Note the palm tree shadow in the foreground. Excellent technique by The Kaptain. The old Indian gardener slopes off for a cup of chai in between trimming hedges.

Flowers in a neighbour’s garden (better than ours!)

Neighbouring street. An older part of the compound, where the trees are more developed.

Beautiful and unusual flowers in one of the flowerbeds along our street. Any ideas what they are?

School’s out. St. Christopher’s School is “closed until further notice”. So Harry Potter goes for a ride.

The exit gate. I can feel myself being sucked towards it, as if I’m falling horizontally. It’s like a wormhole into a parallel and alien universe.

posted by Kirk at 8:41 am  


  1. The flowers look like buzzie lizzies. please dont get envious of your neibours flowers. Rather grow some classics at home. And there are quite good flowers in Singapore, if you are getting my drift. Gardening is not a very healthy pastime where you are, this maybe the case for a few seasons, still what do I know.
    The gated compound where you are looks a lot better than recent pictures forwarded by the BBC of Baharain. I am sorry if I am comming across a bit on the cautionary side , but I do worry, and love you much.
    Much Love And Kind Regards, Chris.x.

    Comment by Chris — March 21, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

  2. Would luuuuv to visit! Missing my harry pott’s and georgie lots too. x

    Comment by Katherine — March 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Yes, Dear old Auntie does like a bit of “news”, but as you can see life goes on for the silent majority (despite the pricks of the vocal minority). I am still receiving daily encouragement from the Embassy (which is closed until further notice) to leave, despite the fact that the schools all reopen tomorrow.
    @flowerdoctor: thanks for solving the mystery, and the tips…
    @kitkat: summer, on the way to the sanctuary?

    Comment by The Kaptain — March 21, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

  4. Hahaha sweet. But Sara wants to come over here, so we’ve got a bit of a kuffufel, dad. :S

    Comment by Katherine — March 22, 2011 @ 4:25 am

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