One “fishy” Saturday morning at Al Wakrah Fish Market, located behind Al Wakrah Petrol Station.
Some pictures from Paris Series 4, 19-25 Nov 2011. This time I managed to “report” to Eiffel Tower, going underground at Les Catacombes, feel the vibe of Champs Elysees and La Defense.
Corniche and Doha Bay probably are the most picturesque areas in Doha and the most popular spot for bikers, walkers, and joggers. Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending about 7 kilometers along Doha Bay. The Corniche begins near the newly constructed Museum of Islamic Art, and ends at the Sheraton Park near the distinctive pyramid-shaped Sheraton Hotel. It connects Doha’s emerging West Bay business district with the south of the city and Doha International Airport.
Some of the pictures taken during sunrise of 11 Nov 2011.
The below bird’s-eye view of Doha were taken during take-off and initial ascending of Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Paris, 10 October 2011.
This is quite outdated subject. I visited Paris in Feb 2011 the second time for a-week-long Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) for Plateau Maintenance Project, conducted at Technip Office in La Defense. Unlike last year summer visit, this was during winter when temperature was still freezing (1-5 C) and rain was a daily guest.
Not many places visited this time as many have been covered during my summer visit. I managed to climb up Tour Montparnasse that offers 360 deg panoramic view of Paris from above, took shots of Musee du Louvre during the night, strolled around Hotel de Ville, then guided my colleague to visit Notre Dame and Basilique Sacre Coeur.
Enjoy some of my shots.
One summer night, Ramadan 1432 H, Katara captured in 50mm lens.
I managed to take some pictures from the recent total lunar eclipse. With limited lense, it’s not quite stunning, some were even bit shaky. Probably the reason to buy 800mm?
A total lunar eclipse is taking place on June 15, 2011. It is the first of two such eclipses in 2011, the second occurring on December 10, 2011. This is a relatively rare central lunar eclipse where the center point of Earth’s shadow passes across the Moon. The last time a lunar eclipse was closer to the center of the earth’s shadow was on July 16, 2000. The next central total lunar eclipse will be on July 27, 2018.
When an eclipse of the Moon takes place, everyone on the night side of the Earth can see it. The eclipse will begin at around 9:23pm (local time) partially and move to a total phase at 10:22pm, according to NASA’s eclipse predictions. The total phase will end at 00:03 while the partial stage will come to an end at 1:02am. The total eclipse will be at its peak at 11:13pm. In the totality phase of the eclipse, the moon will appear to darken and turn a deep red before eventually returning to normal. This is because of the filtering and refracting effect of light in the Earth’s atmosphere, without which the Moon would appear completely dark during a total eclipse. The Moon takes on a range of colours from dark brown and red to bright orange and yellow in this period. The exact appearance depends on how much dust and clouds are present in the Earth’s atmosphere. Total eclipses tend to be very dark after major volcanic eruptions since these events dump large amounts of volcanic ash into the Earth’s atmosphere. The total lunar eclipse will be seen from the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and Western Australia. While, Europe will miss the initial stages of the eclipse, east Asia, eastern Australia, and New Zealand will miss the last stages, though the total phase will be seen from most of these regions.
Take off from Doha International Airport, I was fortunate to be able to get this magnificent view of Doha from above. Taken from the window of Qatar Airways, flight QR019, 18 feb 2011, around 8am. Canon EOS 7D. Tamron 18-270mm.
The last two are not Doha’s but worth showing here: Lusail City and Al Khor.
Some pictures from Qatar National Day 2009 celebrations.
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