The view of Doha from the balcony of our hotel room.
The Museum of Islamic Art which was built on its own island, photo taken from the hotel balcony.
The Islamic Cultural Centre in the new part of Doha.
Looking down the street from the balcony. Public buses and taxis are an aqua colour, relfects the colour of the sea around Qatar maybe.
The number plates are aqua too.
Doors to the fort, closed for renovation at the moment - both the doors and the fort....
Don't know about these street lights, they look like a row of boom gates ready to drop on errant motorists.
Do not adjust your set, the buildings really are zigzag. Interesting comparison with the smaller buildings.
Don't know what to say, but they are very unusual buildings. Looking at the photo confuses my eyes as they try to focus and straighten the buildings!
True dedication to the job, "the captain goes down with the sinking ship" moment....but roadside.
On The Pearl in Doha.
The view across the bay on the Pearl.
Colin inspecting the merchandise at the MotoGP practice day at the Losail track.
Nice BMW, then I realised I only liked it because it looks like Madame.
The grandstand at Losail.
The empty carpark at Losail.
Interesting features at the carpark, similar to the Olympic Park Stadium in Sydney (is it still "Call Waiting Stadium"?)
Tree trunk feature on a building in the new Science and Technology Park in Doha.
The private collection of Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani. This is just one of the halls housing his collection, there are over 3,000 individual pieces on display.
If you want to display a dhow, you build a lake for it.
Inside one of the furniture galleries.
A peacock fan as used by the punka-wallahs back in the day.
Sorry about the reflection.
Detail of the handworked embroidery on one of the gowns on display.
The textile and clothing gallery.
The weapons gallery with several pictures of Saddam and Fidel on the walls.
A carriage for Sir.............
And one for Madame.
Indian water jug.
Chest inlaid with mother or pearl.
The ultimate platform shoes! Worn by Turkish ladies in the hamam so they didn't burn their feet.
This is bigger than one of those Smart cars and has way more style.
A section of the enormous hall that houses a small part of the Sheikh's car and dhow collection. The bedu tent is enormous and next to it is a functioning mosque, then a tank containing 4 or 5 dhows.
The dhows in the distance at the end of the exhibtion hall at Sheikh Faisal museum.
The minbar of the mosque inside the museum.