Monday, August 18, 2008

Images of Doha

Here are a few photos we took of our home here. The cute American Fox Hound making himself at home with Abbey is Riley (he eats carrots), and he belongs to our neighbors Jesse and Felicity. Check out the shot from my hallway window I took as the sun went down tonight. The spire on the left in the photo is called "Aspire" and it was built, along with beautiful facilities, for the 2006 Asian Games that were held here. The locals call it the torch, and it is very helpful to those of us used to navigating with mountains to the east. Because we are so close to the equator, the sun sets here at about 6:30 PM and comes up at 5:30 AM. In the photo you can also see the big construction project they are working on next to our complex. There is a housing shortage in Doha, and to rent a two bedroom villa it is about $5000. After I took this photo I went to turn on the hallway lights and noticed a thick layer of sand had blown in through the small spaces where the window panels come together and had settled on top of the light switch box. That is one of the fun challenges of the desert life.


Kristy said...

WOW those are great pictures. I'm so glad to have a picture in my head of where you guys are.

ljanlyons94 said...

It is so nice to be able to see where you are living. It is beautiful. You all look happy and I can tell you are loving this experience.

Kathy said...

I'm so glad to see photos of where you're living. It's hard to imagine this is your reality for right now. Your home is lovely; I'm happy to know you're living under such nice conditions. What a great experience for the three of you!!! You'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.