Thursday, October 15, 2020

Central Blood Bank artwork by Monstarium is Gone

 In June 2015, Monstarium added some of his characters to the wall of the Central Blood Bank in Jabriya. I always thought it was cool and added some color. Recently as I drove by I noticed it had been painted over and is no longer there.

Before

After
I wish there was more color in Kuwait and they kept art work around the country.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

McDonald's in Salmiya has Moved

Another landmark type restaurant location has closed and moved. The McDonald's in Salmiya on top of Johnny Rocket's has closed and moved down the street to Sahab Tower and it now includes a drive thru.

At this time Johnny Rocket's seems to still be open



I don't know what's coming next for the old location, it's a source of traffic congestion on the weekends and the new drive thru option is a bonus.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Ehsan fire in Shuwaikh, what's Left

 Everyone knows about the fire in Shuwaikh that took a long time to put out, it destroyed the famous upholstery shop, Ehsan and several cars that were inside at the time being worked on. One of them being a Honda NSX which belonged to the owner. 

This picture was taken during my visit to the Old Amiri hospital many years ago which shows how the shop looked before it was destroyed.





What's left of the cars that were inside



This one looks like a 70's Cadillac Eldorado

  Example picture   

Looks like a Viper rim
Nissan Patrol
They've been clearing out the location, I don't know if they will re-open there, that area is a giant fire hazard.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed has passed Away


 Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed, ruler of Kuwait from 2006-2020 has passed away after being sent to the US for treatment. May he rest in piece, إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎

I was here in 2006 when Sheikh Jaber passed and now Sheikh Sabah, may Allah haver mercy on them.