DOHA, Qatar – I spent much of today at Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art which is, architecturally-speaking, probably my favorite museum on the planet. [I posted an image from a previous visit last week.] I’ll be sharing a few posts about the museum in the next week or so, but wanted to get this up as today’s Pic du Jour, the 119th (!) straight, a snap illustrating the typically hazy conditions at the start of summer here.
Winds that kick up sand coupled with the heat and high humidity often result in long hazy days on the eponymous peninsula that hosts this Arab emirate; Doha’s West Bay skyline, one of the most rapidly growing on the planet, was all but invisible for most of the day from the city’s not too distant southern reaches. This was taken from the Museum’s Persian Gulf-facing side at about 5 pm.
Doha, Qatar, 11-May-2014
(Editor’s note: This is a selection from the Piran Cafe, a travel blog from Bob Ramsak, long time athletics journalist and friend. If you do not have this bookmarked on your mobile phone for daily zen moments, then, you are missing something.)