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Quintessentially Doha

While all the news is about the burgeoning crop of skyscrapers in Doha, these two landmarks are located close to one another, in the old downtown Doha area, when the Sheraton Hotel was way out there – kinda like the Ritz Carleton is now, with the growth of West Bay creeping the city out closer and closer.

The first is quintessential Doha – the crossed swords on Grand Hamad, which turns into Airport Road:

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The second photo is of the QCPI building – Qatar Center for the Presentation of Islam – which we all watched with total amazement as it was being built – what imagination! It gives Doha a unique skyline. Even with the imaginative skyscrapers, a skyscraper skyline is just a skyscraper skyline – it all blends. But this building – WHOA! It is so bold, so retro and so forward at the same time – I love it.

This is a view looking across the newly renovated Iranian souks – the old Souk area in Doha:

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May 26, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, Doha, ExPat Life, Lumix, Photos, Qatar, Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Interesting, I remember my grandpa’s farm there. Once upon a time. Doha has undergone a drastic change over the past few years. G’luck to them!

    Comment by Mini Я. | May 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. Great Doha pics. The QCPI and the Grand Hamad photos would be great for a calendar–hint hint.

    Comment by Grammy | May 26, 2007 | Reply


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