Low tide on Al Jumail Beach, Qatar, November 2013
Made a short trip to Fort Zubara, a small heritage site; and Al Jumail, an abandoned fishing hamlet on the north west coast of Qatar last weekend. The weather was absolutely brilliant after the short rainy spells.
Al Jumail, Qatar, November 2013
Al Jumail is a small hamlet, easily covered within 5 minutes on foot. For a moment one can image life here in the sixties and earlier when drinking water had to be stored from the scant rains. It is still a surprise that the lanes are wide enough for a SUV. Heritage or not, Qataris do drive their SUVs everywhere. It might have something to so with the rare sea snakes washed ashore when the tide goes out.
Weekend, Fort Zubara, Qatar, November 2013
It is a pity that the Zubara fort is under renovation for over four years.
All the way from Japan, Fort Zubara, Qatar, November 2013
The Japs (or is it Chinese?) are funny wherever they go. At least they don’t scribble on the walls of a pyramid.
Waiting, Doha, November 2013
Another week and another amazing Jazz concert by Jazz at the Lincoln Center Doha in the Museum of Islamic Arts park. Warren Wolf, the American vibraphonist performed to an enthralled audience. As always, a public gathering is a great opportunity for some good pictures.
Saturn devouring his peer, Doha, November 2013
Starting early, Doha, November 2013
In Trance, Doha, November 2013
The RAF Red Arrows were here!, Doha, November 2013
The RAF Red Arrows aerobatics team paid a visit to the Doha Corniche as part of the grand Middle East tour. It was a fine day with clear skies sans the dust storms that seem to have engulfed the skies of Doha all round this year. The team put up a great display over the Corniche.
Monet in the skies, Doha, November 2013