Thursday, January 31, 2013

Manama, Bahrain: Bahraini Teapot Overlooking Grand Mosque

Traditional Bahraini Teapot overlooking Grand Mosque
Manama, Bahrain

This postcard is postmarked in 2002 with a U.S. Navy hand stamp (there was no stamp needed for military).

the sender writes:
Blistering Beautiful Bahrain! I'm very impressed.  The naval base seems to have everything you need - just small quantities.

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Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 155,000 people. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population.

The Al-Fateh Mosque in the background 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.  It is the largest place of worship in Bahrain.

3 comments:

ONeal said...

Very pretty, much more beautiful and dignified than the "world's largest teapot" in Chester, West Virginia. :)

9teen87 said...

just searched for the 'Chester pot' (to bad it wasn't copper in color like this one - it could be Chester Copperpot and we would know where he was! hahaha) (yes, I like the movie 'The Goonies')

and I agree. However, now I want a postcard of the one in West Virginia :)

ONeal said...

Chester Copperpot, sounded familiar but I couldn't place it. It's from The Goonies, huh? It's been a long time since I've watched that movie.

Haha! I'll keep an eye out for the WV postcard, if it even exists.