Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BAHRAIN ~Skyline ~

...First cards (4 in total) from Bahrain...beautiful sun setting over a Mosque at the sea shore...more to come!! Thanks a lot Edwin!!

With stamps showing Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,
the King of Bahrain.

Bahrain is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family.

Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002. Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest being Bahrain Island, at 55 km long by 18 km wide. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway.

 Known for its oil and pearls, Bahrain is also home to many large structures.

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