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/

Al-­Jassasiya Mosque, Qatar

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The mosque at Al-Jassasiya is the oldest in Qatar. It is currently undergoing renovation (as is much of Qatar at the moment), though it still retains it ancient elements. I am most pleased to be able to ascend its short minaret. It’s a tight squeeze but worth the effort as this will certainly no longer be an option if it were to become a functioning mosque again.

(Nikon D7100, December 2015)

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

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The Museum of Islamic Art was designed by architect I. M. Pei. At age 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake the enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six-month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design. Facilities inside the 5-storey museum include a gift shop, library, classrooms, a 200-seat theater, and IDAM, a high class restaurant offering French Mediterranean cuisine with Arabic elements.

I become quite obsessed with the interior design of the main hall, taking a series of shots, creating variations on a theme. I’d usually only share one, but find each of the four possesses its own merits.

(Nikon D7100, December 2015)