Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Contrasts in Qatar........


It may sound like a cliche, but Qatar is certainly a land of contrasts! First you are struck by the futuristic skyscrapers rising out of the desert and soaring into the sky. Doha is currently a veritable boom town construction site fuelled by vast gas reserves and forested by cranes.....but there is still a pocket where time stands still.....




The souq has winding alleys where wheelbarrows are wheeled through sections of hardware, textiles, caged birds, spices, fruits......so we move from this...


back to this.......


This is the new Qatar National Convention Centre where I attended a conference - a stunning piece of architecture whose facade mimics the spreading branches of a cedar tree. If you get a chance to go, Qatar is well worth a visit. Enjoy!


3 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I've really enjoy your last two posts, Catherine!! Marvelous captures as always and what a wonderful place, Qatar looks to be!! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

louciao said...

Gorgeous images! Absolutely fascinating. I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to travel to Qatar so thank you for this wonderful glimpse of enchantment.

Catherine said...

thanks for the comments Sylvia and Louciao - much appreciated and certainly an interesting place to visit...