A Few Pics of the ME from Me ...

I'm posting these pics of Doha after being inspired by two blogs I've recently discovered.

Both Dimwit and MB have captivated my reading senses, one spinning tales of insanity in Pittsburgh, the other relating a journey through Saudi and places travelled.  

While their experiences and writing styles may differ, what the two have in common is their ability to weave their pictures intrinsically into the tale being told.  

It's a skill I'm sadly lacking.  But I thought I'd post a few (extremely amateur) images of Qatar as seen through the lens of a "Doha insider" with "barely there" photography skills.   

And hopefully I'd pique my readers' (or should that be reader's - singular) interest in checking out these other two so very amazing blogs. 

Hope you'll enjoy!

 Marina at sunset as seen from the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha. 

Marina at sunset as seen from the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha. 

 Traditional National dance performed by expat kids as part of International Day activities at school.

Traditional National dance performed by expat kids as part of International Day activities at school.

 Girl Scout flag ceremony in Qatar.  2012 Camp Out on Sheik Faisal Museum grounds.

Girl Scout flag ceremony in Qatar.  2012 Camp Out on Sheik Faisal Museum grounds.

 Inside the Qatar National Exhibition Center at night.

Inside the Qatar National Exhibition Center at night.

 Abayas at night.

Abayas at night.

 West Bay (downtown Doha - business/diplomatic core). 

West Bay (downtown Doha - business/diplomatic core). 

 Desert campsite and sand duning. 

Desert campsite and sand duning. 

 Making sure no one runs out of water.  Bringing the water truck along for a camping trip is something we just don't think of doing in Canada ...

Making sure no one runs out of water.  Bringing the water truck along for a camping trip is something we just don't think of doing in Canada ...

 Doha Skyline at night as seen from the Museum of Islamic Arts.

Doha Skyline at night as seen from the Museum of Islamic Arts.

 Doha Dragonfly.

Doha Dragonfly.

 Some days the aircon just doesn't cut it ...

Some days the aircon just doesn't cut it ...

 View of West Bay as seen from within.

View of West Bay as seen from within.

 As seen from another angle.  And a rare shot of clouds and blue in this desert sky.

As seen from another angle.  And a rare shot of clouds and blue in this desert sky.