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A Heavenly Day in Kuwait

Adventure Man and I spent the whole day together yesterday, a true sabbath day, worship and play, and very little work. I hope you had the same kind of day. The weather is perfect for strolling along the Corniche, the beautiful blue sky was perfect for taking photos, and the haze over Kuwait made it a little bit dreamlike.

Hawally Park:



We love the Marine Science Center – total WOW:




We think this is place is amazing – we think it might be used for parties, but we don’t know. Anyone?


Dinner at Al Manshar – on a perfect autumn evening.


November 10, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Photos


  1. The weather was wonderful yesterday and today. I love it when the weather gets cooler.

    I was out today buying flowers for my garden and the nurseries were packed with people doing the same.

    The place you asked about above is Al-Zumurridah I believe and used for receptions and parties I believe

    Comment by jewaira | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thank you, Lady J, and I hope you were able to find everything in the plant souks you were looking for. It is a perfect day to be gardening!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. What are the timings for the Marine Science centre in Fintas and since when is it open to members of the public?

    Comment by Frozen Section | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  4. The Aquarium is really soothing. I make a habit of visiting it every once in a while, keeps my mind off life and such πŸ˜€

    I am glad you and AM had a good day out πŸ˜€

    Comment by kinano | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  5. My friend–you take the most marvelous pictures!

    Comment by momcat | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  6. Wow! That blue color butterfly looking fish looks awesome πŸ˜€

    Comment by Joel | November 10, 2007 | Reply

  7. Looooooovvve those dancing fountains. Great shots intlxpatr. The blue sky truly is dreamy.

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  8. Frozen – we were at the Aquarium on the Corniche. I must have used the wrong name! Sorry!

    Kinan – we also saw the IMAX movie on Fires of Kuwait – have you seen that? I felt scorched when we came out!

    Momcat – Thank you, dear one.

    Joel – The Aquarium is beautiful, truly, a local treasure, stocked with beautiful sea life.

    Magical – Thank you!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  9. So the Marine Science Center is in Fintas? I used to live very close by there. I remember Fintas because there used to be an apartment building there with half of it’s side blown off and a couch just dangling from what used to be someone’s living room. Rumor was that the building had been hit by a round from an American ship off the coast during the Liberation. The building was still standing when I left in 94. I’ll never forget that couch. We passed it everyday on the bus home from school (ASK).

    Comment by global gal | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  10. Your photos are amazing!

    Comment by Chirp | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  11. Morning, Global Gal, or is it already evening in Korea? I think there is a Marine Science Center in Fintas, but we were at the beautiful Science Center on the Corniche; it has an aquarium so I called it the Marine Science Center but I was probably mistaken.

    We also watched a film called the Fires of Kuwait, which showed the utter devastation wreaked by the oil fires when the Iraqis left. People who have never seen it can’t begin to imagine – a sky just covered with a black oily cloud, black oil on everything, ruins, wrecks, it looked post apocalyptic.

    If you were to come back now, your mouth would drop. Occasionally, if you are looking, you can still see some bullet damage, but otherwise – you would never know. Occasionally ordnance still explodes in the desert, usually some poor shepherd looses a leg, but the migratory birds are here, and buildings are going up almost overnight – you would not recognize the Kuwait you left.

    Chirp – Good morning! Thank you! I have two Lumix cameras, one that has a lens that is an equivalent of a 400mm, and one smaller, maybe 300 mm. They have Leica lenses, making for good sharp photos, most of the time. Sometimes I am shooting too slow without a flast, but most of the time the camera compensates.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  12. I’m jealous :O

    Comment by 3baid | November 11, 2007 | Reply

  13. Don’t be jealous, 3baid, just post some of YOUR photos. Show us what YOU see!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 12, 2007 | Reply

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