It was a tradition in Bahrain to have ornate enclosed wooden balconies on houses. Women could go out on them and survey the street below without being seen which is considered the modest thing to do in their culture. Only a few of these old balconies still exist. I was amazed to see a traditional but new balcony attached to a very modern building.
Tomorrow, we'll see an antique balcony on a house in the old town.
90 mm (35mm equiv.)