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
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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

 

Continue reading Doha Bay and Corniche

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

Katara

 

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
 
Chatting
 
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
 
Falcon
 
Wire net crafter
 
QR5 a plate for thirst quenching watermelon