Aerial view of Manama, Bahrain. Manama, the modern capital of the Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. Its acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city's thriving Bab el-Bahrain Souq offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.
Bahrain pottery. Potteries are still made in villages, particularly A'ali village which utilizes the mud from the nearby flats in Riffa. The pottery is made using a mixture of mud and water placed on a revolving wheel operated by an artisan. After the needed shape is obtained, the pottery is left outside to dry and harden.
photo by Andreas Gursky. "Noticing change is the key" (Federman, 2004). It is sometimes unclear what the true content of a media is displaying. This photo is an example of scale, pattern and perspective. From my cultural background I may interpret the black lines as roads, however when you look deeper that interpretation cannot be true based on the direction and scale. It urges a deeper analysis of the image and the cultural contexts at play. Source: Pinterest