Photos of Kuwait – taken over my years here

Welcome to Kuwait

Welcome to Kuwait

Walkway at the beach - view from Kuwait City.

Walkway at the beach – view from Kuwait City.

A windy cold winter day in Kuwait - the beach in Salmiya. Note the walkways which extend for many kilometres along the shore.

A windy cold winter day in Kuwait – the beach in Salmiya. Note the walkways which extend for many kilometres along the shore.

Another view of the beach in Kuwait

Another view of the beach in Kuwait

Cat and cormorants at the beach.

Cat and cormorants at the beach.

Beach cats are better fed than most feral cats because the fishermen are generous with their catches.

Beach cats are better fed than most feral cats because the fishermen are generous with their catches.

Cormorants spend the winter on the shores of the Arabian Gulf.

Cormorants spend the winter on the shores of the Arabian Gulf.

Wooden dhows are still used for fishing by some fishermen. These are on display at the Scientific Center.

Wooden dhows are still used for fishing by some fishermen. These are on display at the Scientific Center.

A very large dhow on display at the Scientific Center.

A very large dhow on display at the Scientific Center.

The Kuwait Towers - symbol of Kuwait

The Kuwait Towers – symbol of Kuwait

There are pigeons everywhere in Kuwait. These are at the Scientific Center.

There are pigeons everywhere in Kuwait. These are at the Scientific Center.

The Aquarium in the Scientific Center has an inside ocean with many species of fish.

The Aquarium in the Scientific Center has an inside ocean with many species of fish.

Another view of the interior sea at the Aquarium.

Another view of the interior sea at the Aquarium.

On the beach in a less populated area of Kuwait. Note the absence of walkways.

On the beach in a less populated area of Kuwait. Note the absence of walkways.

The fish market in Sharq is enormous. Fish is fresh caught in the Arabian Gulf.

The fish market in Sharq is enormous. Fish is fresh caught in the Arabian Gulf.

Many cranes working to add building to the downtown area of Kuwait.

Many cranes working to add building to the downtown area of Kuwait.

This is a building in Sharq that was bombed during the Gulf War of 1990. These building are kept as shrines to the martyrs who defended their country.

This is a building in Sharq that was bombed during the Gulf War of 1990. These building are kept as shrines to the martyrs who defended their country.

The sheep market in Shuweikh next to the Friday market.

The sheep market in Shuweikh next to the Friday market.

Salmiya palace. Shops on the ground floor and first floor, ping pong tables and pool tables in the basement, office buildings on the other floors.

Salmiya palace. Shops on the ground floor and first floor, ping pong tables and pool tables in the basement, office buildings on the other floors.

At the Irani bread shop the bread is available for a few fils and is hot and delicious.

At the Irani bread shop the bread is available for a few fils and is hot and delicious.

Cooking Irani bread. Many of these shops are dotted around the city and throughout the most highly populated areas.

Cooking Irani bread. Many of these shops are dotted around the city and throughout the most highly populated areas.

Villa in Salwa. I never saw palm trees growing on top of a villa in my life before - bet you didn't, either.

Villa in Salwa. I never saw palm trees growing on top of a villa in my life before – bet you didn’t, either.

From October to April desert camps sprout up everywhere in the desert. Most tents have electricity and heaters or AC - also maids and tea boys.

From October to April desert camps sprout up everywhere in the desert. Most tents have electricity and heaters or AC – also maids and tea boys.

Mobile shop providing almost any necessity to the desert camps. You can find these all over the desert during camp season.

Mobile shop providing almost any necessity to the desert camps. You can find these all over the desert during camp season.

Camel herder of one of the many herds to be found in the desert.

Camel herder of one of the many herds to be found in the desert.

Camels are not at all aggressive - except for the breeding males. This one quite liked me.

Camels are not at all aggressive – except for the breeding males. This one quite liked me.

Sunset. On dusty days the entire world is suffused in orange at sunset.

Sunset. On dusty days the entire world is suffused in orange at sunset.

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3 responses to “Photos of Kuwait – taken over my years here

  1. I think there is a book coming about your cross cultural experience in Kuwait. I expect you will have a lot of good stories to tell over the years, and can give a lot of insight into real life in Kuwait 🙂

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