Though an Indian, I am based in Kuwait. So I have selected pictures that would reflect Kuwait through my lens.
So, here it goes...........
Every city has a signature building, instantly recognizable by visitors from all over the world. London has Big Ben, New York has Empire State, Dubai has Burj Al Arab, India has Taj Mahal and Kuwait has Kuwait Towers.
Kuwait Towers stands majestically and elegantly on the water front in the Arabian Gulf Road and is regarded as the symbol of Kuwait. Designed by Sune Lindstrom and Malene Bjorn from Sweden and built by Energoproject,a company from Belgrade,Serbia,it was opened to public in March 1979.The towers consist of two towers and a third pole feeding them with electricity. The tallest tower, 187 meters high, holds two spheres. The upper sphere at the height of 120 meters has a viewing point, a café and a gift shop. This sphere has a revolving observation area, with one full turn every half hour.The breathtaking view of the city from the viewing point is awesome.The photos of destruction of the tower by the Iraqi troops during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 are displayed in the walls.
The intention of the Iraqi troops was to destroy the very symbol of Kuwait. The towers were badly destroyed as they attacked it with missiles. But it was rebuilt and today’s towers symbolize the affection, devotion, tenacity of the Kuwaiti people for their country.
This picture was taken during one of my visit to Kuwait Towers in the evening time.
This impressive structure is the realization of Husain Marafie, one man's vision and dedication to preserve Kuwait's maritime heritagefor the future generations. Apart from bringing back memories of those graceful bygone days of sail, it has been recognized by Guiness World Records as the largest wooden dhow in the world. It is use as a restaurant and will never be put to sea. While maintaining all the qualities of an ocean-going dhow of the past century, Al Hashemi 2, is fitted out an exquisite banqueting hall.
When my brother visited us, we took him to various places of interest in Kuwait. This picture was taken in the evening time when we took him to show this gigantic ship.
It is eaten with pita bread, tabouli, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips and amba.
Shawarma is made by placing strips of beef, lamb or marinated chicken on a stick; an onion or tomato is placed at the top of the stack for flavoring. The meat is roasted slowly on all sides as the spit rotates in front of, or over, a flame for hours (see rotisserie). Traditionally a wood fire was used, now a gas flame is common. While specialty restaurants might offer two or more meat selections, some establishments have just one skewer.
It is very famous in Kuwait and you will find many restaurents serving it.I took this picture at a food stall in Mishref International Fair Ground.
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