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Fish Market Public Art

There are so many things I like about the Mubarakiya market. I believe it suffered enormous damage during the Iraqi invasion, and was substantially rebuilt. They did it nicely. The ceilings are high and spacious, and there are beautiful decorations in unlikely places. I found some Fish Market paintings I hadn’t photographed before.

One thing is kind of funny – wouldn’t you think in Kuwait you would have dhows or showies, the Arab Gulf fishing boats? To me, this looks like the Oregon Coast, with the big boulders and rocky coastline! I am thinking those look like Pacific Coast fish, and isn’t that a whale with the seagulls? Are there whales in the Gulf?



I couldn’t take this one without the two guys taking a break, so I just included them – they ARE part of the Mubarikiya scenery:


October 27, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Public Art, Shopping | , ,


  1. Guess the artist was in a ‘lost state’ while painting it(which explains whales in the gulf!)

    Comment by Joel Robinson | October 27, 2007 | Reply

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  3. LOL Joel! hehehe! Well, Intlxptr, I love the art there too – specially the meat market bas it smellsssssssssss :/

    Comment by chikaP | October 27, 2007 | Reply

  4. The first two look like Korea 🙂

    I need to get there again.

    I only went once so far, almost went today, but was too tired after running around in the Aware Center and in Hawalli.


    Btw. do you host all your pics here at WP? Did you get extra space?

    Comment by rainmountain | October 28, 2007 | Reply


    Chikapappi – They keep it pretty clean, but fish smells like fish!

    Rainmountain – I haven’t used up all my WP space yet, but yes, I bought some extra space so I wouldn’t feel cramped.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 28, 2007 | Reply

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