The Souq Waqif in Doha can be a light and shadow show at the right time of the day. It has a rustic retro look that has been immaculately maintained by the government. It was even better a few years ago when the decision was made to let in some ‘current’ logos to be installed. Philips still maintains the old logo, a nice throwback touch.
The long corridors of the souq is all about linear patterns crowned with the islamic arch.
The numerous bell hops in the Souq (its a licensed job) also pose freely for the tourists.
Falcon trapping and hunting using them is almost a national pasttime for the Qataris. Falcons have their own passports and some of them cost upwards of a million quid!
Every year when winter arrives in Doha, I think I am going to shoot pictures of the beautiful sunrise and sunset every day.
Some days you could be wearing a beautiful weather balloon as a helmet!
I made a quick stop at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park, Doha this Saturday trying to bide some time. The weekly art market was in full flow and a glorious sunset was bathing the city in a beautiful light.
The museum never ceases to amaze, as an extraordinary building on the shores of the city. I M Pei will be long remembered for giving an icon to this city.
Found these sad looking lions in the Souq in Doha.
Interstellar travel is now so affordable!
The 2015 edition of the Qatar Open seems to show a few things to me. I believe this is a transition year for the next crop of players to start moving a gear up.