Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
You might wonder why it has taken me two months to update my blog. Could it be that I was looking for something interesting and fun to put on it?? Now it does take time to find your way around when you move and at first it may not be all that fun. We are appreciating having some Aussie friends here - the Coopers and the Innises. We are all looking for some things to do to make our time here in Doha enjoyable. We checked out jet skiiing on the bay today. Ephraim has promised to take us "sand duning" in the desert in his Hummer. Not too sure about that myself, Grace says it's like roller coaster riding. Going to the camel races is also on the program. I laugh every time I think about camels running.
The city skyline has many new buildings, some still under construction. The new part of the city is built along the bay (Corniche) and is very attractive. While this looks like a modern city, it is less developed as you go further out of town, where there are desert areas between building construction sites.
The Museum of Islamic Art opened in December 2008. It is renowned for its innovative design by acclaimed contemporary architect I.M Pei. Photos really don't do the design justice. Set on the bay front (Corniche) it has wonderful views through the glassed back section of the building. of the waterfront and city.