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A man of many words. Profane, profound, loyal to a fault and a right rat bastard. I love the finer things in life: expensive cigars, cheap women and all the salted, cured meats I can eat. A friend to dogs, lover of humanity and despiser of people. If I were King the world would be a better place, because, well...I would be King! Oh, and I like ice cream.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Another Portuguese fortress. This was Qu'lat al Bahrain outside Manama. A bunch of us got a car to take us on another piles of rocks tour. Funny thing, remember a couple years ago when I went out into the Bahraini desert to visit the Tree of Life? Our driver then was the same guy we had this time. What are the odds? Apparently pretty good.

The fort was built around 1502 CE. Interesting to see the juxtaposition of ancient and modern. The site itself is much older, dating back more than a thousand years BCE.

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