Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to a different world -Doha, Qatar June 2011

all the pieces are from the Islamic Museum of Art in Doha

no more kangaroos!

an iranian ceramic cat from the 1200's

wonderful bird plate

Egyptian hanging mosque lamp 1200's

Islamic Art Museum, designed by I.M Pei

wonderful fruit drinks

We were lucky enough to have a 20 hour layover in Doha. We landed at 6 a.m from Melbourne, took a taxi to Matthew's house, and got ready to go to museum. We had slept fairly well on the plane so we enjoyed our museum morning and lunch at the souk. We had been to the museum before but it is well-worth numerous visits. The inside of the building is beautiful to the eye, sleek modern designs, lots of glass, light, flowing water, views of downtown Doha. All very pretty. Was a bit tough hanging on till 2 a.m. when we left for Rome. Great to be able to see our two sons in one (?) day on two different continents, especially when we live on a third continent!

1 comment:

  1. And wonderful sons they are. We always enjoy greatly seeing and talking with them, hearing what they are doing and seeing them changing into adults.
    Love, Fred & Kris