Thursday, April 22, 2010

Arad Fort - Bahrain

Today is my day off and that means i've time to scan and post cards.
I don't know how the ash cloud affected my mail but with 7 cards received so far, i can't complain, even if only one of them was sent from Europe, not counting Portugal.

This card was sent from Portugal but its a card from a new country, Bahrain. Zé, "zepombal" went on a trip to UAE, Oman and Bahrain a few weeks ago. He hosted a lottery to draw 3 cards but in the end all the participants received 1 card from his trip.

"Arad Fort is a 15th century fort in Arad, Bahrain. It was built in a typical Arab style.
Close to the Bahrain International Airport, the fort has been extensively renovated and presents a magnificent sight when it is illuminated at night.
It is believed that the fort was used by the Omanis during their brief occupation of Bahrain in 1800, and it is located adjacent to the strategic waterways between Bahrain Island and Muharraq Island.
Little is known of the fort's history, and there is no firm evidence of the precise date of construction, but comprehensive excavations have been undertaken in order to discover its past." - in: wikipedia

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