Doha snapshots

Al Kut interior
Corniche pot fountain
Al Kut gate
This month we are going to be doing some exploring in Qatar primarily for a writing project we are working on and secondly to make sure we’ve seen most everything this country has to offer before we leave for good. Here are a few of the things we saw on today’s outing.

The first is the interior of the Moorish-style Doha fort, dubbed Al Koot fort, which is currently closed for refurbishing. We managed to sneak in anyway. The second here is of a famous monument along the Corniche: The one and only water jars. The third is of the gate of the fort, which was established in 1925. Qatar is famous for these beautiful medieval-looking wooden doors. All images enlarge on click.

4 Comments

  1. linda March 29, 2005 at 9:43 pm

    its all so pretty. i could probably sit in front of that fountain in the evening for hours, just relaxing.

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  2. Sterling March 30, 2005 at 12:14 am

    It does seem beautiful and exotic. I grew up in a lushly vegetated area, where masonry like the steps in the fort could never remain so immaculately white. Moss would form on them and stain them, and winter ice would cause cracks to form, where soil and decaying vegetable matter would come to rest, wearing down the structure over the course of a few decades. It’s amazing how well masonry endures in a warm, dry climate.

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  3. Mirachka March 30, 2005 at 1:39 pm

    Looks relaxing and sounds fun 🙂

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