Christmas in Qatar – Nikon Rumors

Asia, International Travel, Photography, Travel

The editor at NikonRumors was kind enough to publish another guest post of mine, this time entitled “Christmas in Qatar with the Nikon D7100.” You can find it here: http://nikonrumors.com/2016/03/19/christmas-in-qatar-with-the-nikon-d7100.aspx/

Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar

Asia, International Travel, Photography, Travel

Katara is a cultural village located on the eastern coast of Doha between West Bay and the Pearl. It was opened in October 2010 during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. It houses many facilities, including an open amphitheater, an opera house, a multi-purpose cinema, a multi-purpose conference hall, a beach, and a souq.

We were very fortunate during our visit to see an exhibit of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy, part of Doha’s annual Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy Symposium, with over 60 works on display. At Katara, one also comes across two pigeon towers. Traditionally, the┬ápigeons were domesticated not for their meat but rather for their droppings, which the locals collected and used as fertilizer.

(Nikon D7100, December 2015)