50s to 90s Photography

Kuwait Towers Under Construction

I came across this photo taken by Tor Eigeland of the Kuwait Towers under construction sometime in the 70s. What I found interesting about it is that it’s the only image I’ve ever seen of the towers at night while still under construction.

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People are obsessed with Trans folk and gender non-specific people.
This conservative culture war that was conjured up in America to hide the GOP’s insufficiencies when it comes to necessary legislative change has somehow made its way around the world because of social media. Barf!

How about you all just get a life and leave people be? FFS!
Go study for your exams, finish that work assignment or find a significant other and don’t worry about those people. They do not affect your life in any way whatsoever.
We live in Kuwait! Not America! Stop talking about this!

Before undergoing a complete makeover in 1980-1981 the Kuwait Hilton was a tranquil oasis of other worldly charm and sophistication. Remember the summer of 1980 when the Moscow Olympics were on and we were at the Hilton (sea facing room) soaking in the revelry and festive cheer of the 4th of July celebrations happening in the US Embassy compound facing the Hilton with the sparkling new white washed Kuwait Towers to keep us company. Few weeks later we shifted to another room- this one facing Aisha Al Salam. Have vague memory of watching fire crackers explode into the night sky with some Asia Cup soccer final or some such happening at a stadium, nearby. Memories! Once you get started it’s hard to rein them in…..

The Towers made good backdrop for classes at Kuwait’s first and only convent, the Carmel Convent School till it moved to a custom built facility in Salwa. It was nothing like anything school kids could dream of. Housed inside some 30 odd 50s and 60s styled villas it was the ultimate co-ed school a child could want. Was all about Location Location Location. Set on a sprawling campus wedged between the UK High Commission and the ex PLO office where the Mais Alghanim stands today on one side and the Dasman palace on the other the school was more like Ambrosia only nicer with plenty of playground space and plenty of classroom views of the water’s edge. If you were bored of instruction all you had to do is to greet the towers with eye contact. What a fine epoch in Kuwait’s schooling history, some would argue?!

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