13 October 2007

Left Behind?

Just a shot I took in Manama today; the shining towers of the Bahrain World Trade Center, signalling the unrivalled growth of "New Bahrain", taken from the center of "Old Manama".

Has more hidden meanings than seems at first. Think about it.

19 comments:

Butterfly said...

Interesting! I had a similar thought today while reading a book on Dilmun Seals.

Nice Picture.

moon-light7 said...

old against new, or is it the other way around?!

beautiful shot;-)

grey said...

I dont know whats the hidden meaning ..but the snap is awesome !

Anonymous said...

its obvious bro without even thinking...

Re.Loaded Soul said...

If you focus a bit on the old walls, you can hear them saying: "It is coming! There will be no mercy! The BIG monster with the two horns is scary, and we have no one to protect us from it!"

On the other hand, this picture can represent how lightful is the new civilization, by seeing the lights become brighter for those houses that are closer to the new building behind.

Nice shot Ammar..

Sunshine said...

i miss that part of manama (yes im old enough to remember it, but thats a great shot... the towers look like something out of the future compared to the old houses, dont they?

Shoush said...

Wow, nice shot. Past/Present aiming to the future. I love the angel.

Nora Cassandra said...

Oh man I love those narrow streets!!!!

Anonymous said...

You'll find sight like this in every developing country. Slowly but surely these shanty's will be phased out to make room for more buildings like the trade center and along with it goes the culture!

Amjad said...

Magnificent shot!

N. said...

Really nice picture. Passage of time..

Dynamic Deeds said...

Ammoro amazing shot.

It really does reflect the reality we are living here too in Dubai. How new buildings are taking over what is old.

I loved the shot!

Anonymous said...

Those are the two horns of Satan.

Regardless of the cosmetic "development" going on in Manama, I would love if the insides of Manama remained the way it is, and always has been. It has an essence, an atmosphere, a certain smell to it even, that is priceless. Changing it, would change a lot of things in our lives. Our childhood memories will be almost lost, as we will not have a place to go and see and remember "this is where we used to come attend Ashoora" or "I grew up here, and I remember sitting by that door step and a funny thing happened".

To me, I wish, Bahrain would just remain the same.

A.K said...

This picture reminds me of 1984(by george orwell) somehow. It has that "big brother is watching you" aura around it! it's creepy!

m1ke said...

Beautiful shot!!!

KJ said...

Hmm, I have seen similar sightings around Dubai. The world is moving on. What fascinates me about Damascus is that you can't really tell the difference between old and new, except the former is made from mud and the other from concrete

ammaro.com said...

its pretty interesting, yet sort of scary at the same time. everything moving forward, so much left behind.

sometimes i feel lost in this country..

10:24 said...

Beautiful shot. Where was this shot taken next to?

ammaro.com said...

Old downtown Manama; fereej el makhaarga, if you know it