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Qatar - Wakra - House 01 by GiardQatar Qatar - Wakra - House 01 by GiardQatar
Qatar - Wakra
House in my neighbourhood
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Lyutik966 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Photographer
charming building in the soft light! great shot!
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your comment my dear friend ....
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Really? It looks like a little fortress :)
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Private houses of the local people (qataris) are normally quite big and always with a wall all around ... to protect their privacy.

This one is really a typical one ... there is much bigger then that
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
OOhh. Arent you a local as well? Any here houses in India are also like that, but the big houses have a lot of fancy exteriors, to show off to the world
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooooh. Good question in a way. I am not a local. I am a simple expatriate, working in Qatar, since 2009 up to .... will see. Really enjoy being in qatar so far .... and to conclude I am from Canada ... the French province of Canada (Quebec). My primary language is French, it is why my written english can be funny sometime.

To come back on the houses here ... it is more in the size then the fancy exteriors that people will show off. They often go in the traditional arabian design which is elegant and simple at the same time.

Regards
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Oh really? So you are a Frenchman in Qatar :) My my, you sure are a globe trotter. And it has brought you a long way :) And well, I dont notice anything funny in your written language :D Im Indian, so in a way English is not my first language as well.
And yeah, well, I have seen ornate arabic designed interiors in India. from settlers. I have yet to see the true ones :) My moms friend stays in Qatar as well. I was supposed to go some years back, but then , my visa didnt go thru as I was an unaccompanied minor. Maybe someday
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed but a frenchman from Canada which is a bit different from a frenchman from France. My family moved to Canada almost 400 years ago .... many things happens in France and in Canada since. Our french language did a different evolution than in France. When I speak French in France, people will immediately recognise the singing french accent and say ...your are a cousin from Canada.

I could say that I am almost a globetrotter. I worked couple of years in England, north of the country. Then a first time in Qatar in 2001 for 3 years and I am now back in Qatar since 2009.

I have visited many countries but there is so much to be seen. I went in your country in 2009 to assist to the wedding of the daughter of a good friend. It was in the Kerala area.

I believe that you would enjoy visiting Qatar ... nothing compare to the great history of your country ... but plenty for a week .... middle east is now in fact a melting pot of so many cultures ... a kind of real Walt Disney ...except for the rides ... it is for me the most interesting part.

Now Qatar is doing, like Dubai, but to lower sensible level, spectacular buildings and one island (Pearl Island).

Bye
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oblivionhaze Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Oh I totally understand :) The language evolution that is. I have friends from Mauritius . They are basically Indian origins I think. They speak french as well , as french is their native language. But their french for some reason is apparently frowned upon by the French folk from France. Even New Caledonian french is different as its a lot less throaty ( according to me ) I had learnt a bit of french online just to try and understand. Its a bit hard to learn for me without formal training. I think the key to a good language is pronunciation.

And well yes. Is it easy travelling all that much ? And wow. You have been to Kerala? No pictures on those? :) How did you like it here in India :) How long were you down here as well. I live in a neighbouring state. About an hour away from Kerala :)

And every place has its set of histories. There are a lot more than that too. The cuisines, the culture, the current tradition and fads. The generations. I just love the sights and sounds of the place. And slowly, you start recognizing the city, and become a traveller pro :) I love how you compared middle east to a melting pot of cultures. Thats is soo true. There are the conservative bits. Dubai is more progressive than even certain western nations. But to actually know how it is there, I cant sit here and make comments. One has to visit and BE in the place to talk about it :)
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice analyses of the variance of a same languages ... and the same is applicable for all other languages ... I have heard so many variance of the english language. Even within UK the variance are so strong, people from London got the so called perfect english, in the Newcastle area the have this incredible Gordie, and what to say of Scotland and Ireland ... but it is things you discovered by BE there, as you cleverly mention. You can read all the books, there is nothing to replace the reality of living an experience ...
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