AlBilad Village in Bahrain – Street & Documentary

I’ve met with a photographer from Bahrain in order to visit an old area, so we went to AlBilad AlQadeem Village located in the south-west of Manama, Bahrain which was originally at some point the capital of Bahrain before Manama, I’ve found lots great scene worth capturing & loved how the people interacted, I noticed that it has farms outside and some small ones inside the area. Here are some the photos I’ve captured.

قابلت مع أحد المصورين من البحرين الذي أخذني إلى أحد الأحياء القديمة لديهم، لذا ذهبنا إلى البلاد القديم وهي قرية تقع جنوب غرب المنامة في البحرين والتي كانت في وقت ما عاصمة البحرين قبل انتقالها إلى المنامة، وجدت هناك الكثير من المشاهد التي تستحق التصوير وأحببت طريقة تفاعل الناس مع المصور، لاحظت كذلك وجود بعض المزارع في طرف القرية وداخلها. هذه بعض الصور التي إلتقطتها من هناك.

All photos captured in Mar 2017 – Manama, Bahrain


The first scene when I arrived there, I had to walk an empty land to get to the village when I saw these kids doing the same but in a really old way, a kart & a donkey


I didn’t notice a lot of foreign people there, but they live together in peace


The keeper of the house


Old woman is asking for directions


Old photograph of a local old man from Bahrain making the traditional fishing net, found inside a small farm in the village


The reflection of palm tree on a mirror on another tree, found inside a small farm in the village




Some of the local old men in the village which were happy to see someone documenting the area


Old balcony on old houses as they are rarely seen




Women in black abaya as seen in alleys of the village


At the end of the photowalk we’ve this man who has a small workshop spends most of his time in it, because he was busy we didn’t spend much time talking to him

I hope you like this photowalk and you can also see more posts from Bahrain here

Zuhair A

Note: All photos are owned & photographed by Zuhair Ahmad Al-Traifi, and you are not allowed to use them in any newspaper or magazines without permission. Using any photo online with a link reference to it’s original source & name is allowed. Failed to follow these instruction will have you face legal actions. Thank you for understanding.

ملاحظة مهمة: جميع الصور مصورة ومملوكة من قبل زهير أحمد الطريفي، ومن غير المسموح بتاتاً استخدامها في الجرائد والصحف الإلكترونية والمجلات بدون اخذ موافقة مسبقة. استخدام الصور على شبكة الانترنت مع وضع اسم ورابط المصدر الأساسي للصور مسموحٍ به. عدم اتباعك لهذه التعليمات قد يعرضك للمسائلة القانونية. شكراً لتفهمكم.

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