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Partial View of Dome  
   

Partial View of Dome

The dome is actually made from fiberglass! Note the colored windows and part of the large chandelier.
Islam and the Grand Mosque

March 7th 2011
This afternoon Jason and I went to see the Grand Mosque. This site is analogous to the main cathedral in any Christian town. It is relatively new (22 years) but built in the classic style. I was surprised that they offer tours for non-muslims. We were guided by a very knowledgeable and articulate woman who learned her English at Oxford where she completed an advanced degree in English Literatur ... read more
Middle East » Bahrain » Manama

Bahraini Flag Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining a... ... read more
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