Within Doha's skyscrapers (Qatar)
The end of the afternoon as a pedestrian in Doha downtown, Qatar main city.
This place is like no other, where a lot a new buildings are being erected all the time, though it looks like no one lives here and most of them are probably still empty. There are some luxury shops on the ground floor of some of them, but most of the people that could be seen at this time of the day are workers.
سفر احسان رحیمی و سیامک سعدآبادی و مهدی فراهانی به دوحه، قطر برای شرکت در کنفرانس، این عکس نشان دهنده...
This is an update to a previous shot I took from Regency Residence Tower, West Bay Area, Doha , Qatar...
Taken from Regency Residence Tower at floor level 20
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.