A clean up crew will come and remove all the tents, banners, tables and chairs and the site will return to a nondescript parking lot. Until then, the exhibition looks like a modern ghost town.
Monday, 29 February 2016
Friday, 26 February 2016
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Whether they're going to a job, just finishing a job or hoping for a job, men in Doha are waiting.
Men lined up outside a sports facility, hoping for day labor work.
Restaurant workers, grabbing a meal before the start of their shift.
Two construction workers, waiting for the return shuttle.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
You've got a great stall, overflowing with desirable products. The end of the day comes and it's time to close up shop, head home for dinner. Who wants to pack everything back into the stall? Not you. Time to go all Christo on your place. Let's wrap.
All closed down.
Individual stalls are turned into art.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
What to buy, what to buy. Food, dishes, textiles, you need it, they got it.
There's a huge population of Indian workers in Qatar. And they need lots and lots of rice.
How big is the Indian influence? Taj Mahal on a rice bag. Corresponding imported pots. Buy Goat brand!
A tea set for anyone's taste.
Monday, 22 February 2016
Doha has a fantastic souk. While it has been restored, it hasn't drifted into becoming a tourist attraction. There's plenty for a visitor to do from grabbing a meal to doing a little shopping. For locals, the souk still is a dependable destination for groceries, toys, textiles, even pets. Something for everyone.
The souk is both outside and covered. The pet shop area.
Balloon seller. A look inside the souk, busy, busy, busy.
There's a little exhibition that features a summary of Qatar history. For the kids, it's all about toys, even if it means toy AK47s.
For the big shoppers, porters are available. They follow you around with a decorated wheelbarrow, collecting your purchases. In between customers, a porter grabbing a nap on an unused restaurant bench.