Category Archives: Photography

Al Wakrah Fish Market

One “fishy” Saturday morning at Al Wakrah Fish Market, located behind Al Wakrah Petrol Station.

Fish vendor at Al Wakrah Fish Market. Point, Bargain, Cleaned, Bagged!
Boxes ready for auctions
"..khamsin riyals...khamsin riyals....." Auction warms up smelly atmosphere in the market
Auction participants, or just observers
Al Wakrah Fish Market
Manta Ray? This box has been auctioned and ready to be picked up
Stores selling fish and its friends 🙂
Fish of Qatar. Now I know your name Fish!
This restaurant receives a roasting order for your purchased fish

Prague – Czech Republic

Vltava River with Prague Castle and Government Office as backgrounds
Some  memories from recent visit to Prague, Czech Republic, 19-21 Nov 2011. Enjoy!
Ask pancakes for breakfast at Miss Sophie Hotel - hotel with a soul!
Dancing Building
At Wenceslas Square with National Museum as a background.
View to Prague Castle and Vltava River from Petrin Tower
Five of many bridges crossing Vltava River
View to Strahov Monastery from Petrin Tower. Also seen here The Hunger Wall
Petrin Tower
Wahyu, the traveller, admiring Prague Castle
At Petrin Hill
Strahov Monastery complex
A road leading to Strahov Monastery
Prague Castle
St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle
At Prague Castle
Guards of the Prague Castle (during guard change)
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge in the morning
Charles Bridge from Old Town Bridge Tower
Florentina Boat Hotel (Botel) where I stayed for the second night
Room with a view. Woke up in the morning by ducks
Old Town Square with Astronomical Clock
It's 11.17am. Can you figure out how astronomical clock work?
Hard Rock Cafe Prague
Old Town Square
Entrance to Old Jewish Cemetery in Old Jewish Quarter
Kafka statue and Spanish Synagogue
Powder Gate and Municipal House
Havelska Market - vegetables and fruits mix with souvenirs
Horse, David Cerny's sculpture at Lucerna Passage
Narodni Museum
Parizska Street in Old Town - high end shopping street
Kampa Square
At Lennon Wall - Kampa Island
Devil Stream at Kampa Island
At Kampa Museum

Poster boards in Mala Strana
Kafka Museum and Piss Sculpture
Wallenstein Palace
Church of SS Peter and Paul at Vyserhad
View from Vyserhad
At Vyserhad
Tram crossing over Vltava River
Wenceslas Square
Fantova Kavarna at Prague Main Train Station

Paris Series 4

Some pictures from Paris Series 4, 19-25 Nov 2011. This time I managed to “report” to Eiffel Tower, going underground at Les Catacombes, feel the vibe of Champs Elysees and La Defense.

Going underground in Paris's most gruesome and macabre sight: Les Catacombes


Les Catacombes


Arch de Triomphe and Champs Elysees Avenue


Champs Elysees


Champs Elysees Avenue


Grande Arche


My shadow falls on the grass of Eiffel Tower


Let's romantic be in the air 🙂


Doha Bay and Corniche

Corniche and Doha Bay probably are the most picturesque areas in Doha and the most popular spot for bikers, walkers, and joggers. Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending about 7 kilometers along Doha Bay. The Corniche begins near the newly constructed Museum of Islamic Art, and ends at the Sheraton Park near the distinctive pyramid-shaped Sheraton Hotel. It connects Doha’s emerging West Bay business district with the south of the city and Doha International Airport.

Some of the pictures taken during sunrise of 11 Nov 2011.

Doha Skylines from Dhow Port
a more close-up view of Doha skyscrapers
Dhow meets modern buildings
Doha Museum of Islamic Art silhoutte at sunrise
a closer shot of Museum of Islamic Art (left) and QNB Office (right)
this yellow letter sculpture is Qatar Foundation's ad
I Realize


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Bird’s-eye view of Doha – Oct 2011

The below bird’s-eye view of Doha were taken during take-off and initial ascending of Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Paris, 10 October 2011.

Doha Bay with Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and its MIA Park (under construction) as foregrounds


West Bay and its business district, where concentration of skyscrapers located


West Bay, Lagoon and Zig-Zag Tower



The Pearl



Paris Series 2

This is quite outdated subject. I visited Paris in Feb 2011  the second time for a-week-long Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) for Plateau Maintenance Project, conducted at Technip Office in La Defense. Unlike last year summer visit, this was during winter when temperature was still freezing (1-5 C) and rain was a daily guest.

Not many places visited this time as many have been covered during my summer visit. I managed to climb up Tour Montparnasse that offers 360 deg panoramic view of Paris from above, took shots of Musee du Louvre during the night, strolled around Hotel de Ville, then guided my colleague to visit Notre Dame and Basilique Sacre Coeur.

Enjoy some of my shots.

Cold. Winter. Tour Eiffel.
Eiffel during winter
From Tour Montparnasse
Arc de Triomph du Carrousel
Musee du Louvre
Musee du Louvre
Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Basilique Sacre Coeur
Notre Dame and Seine River
…and finally
Louis Vuitton, Champs Elysees

Katara in 50mm

One summer night, Ramadan 1432 H, Katara captured in 50mm lens.

Katara at night
Katara's floor lamp
A corner in Katara
Saffron Restaurant
In one of the Ramadan tents in Katara
Qatari weaving
Qatari children games
A dallah (Arabic: دلة‎) is a metal pot with a long spout designed specifically for making Arabic coffee
A duo-performance (painter and violist) in one of the Ramadan tents
Wire net crafter
QR5 a plate for thirst quenching watermelon