Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Spring Festival at Souq Waqif

The spring festival was still happening at the souq when I walked over this day.

These two were really amazing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flying Carpets in the Torch

 We visited the new 5 star hotel in the Torch next to Villagio.  They have an interesting restaurant upstairs with flying carpets on the ceiling!

I tried this macaroon dessert.  It was simply delicious.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cultural Festival at QU

I stopped by the cultural festival being held at Qatar University. Each group represented a country and had a booth showing past, present, and future of their country. I visited many including Bangladesh, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, Pakistan, Australia, and even the USA!


Palestine: Past, Present, Future




Saturday, February 25, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcake

red velvet cupcake at Red Velvet Cupcakery in Katara
Apparently originally from DC, Red Velvet Cupcakery has also opened in Qatar!  I was pleasantly surprised and it was quite good!  Maybe not as good as Georgetown Cupcake though......

Sushi at the Fish Market in Katara

More amazing sushi.  This time they made a custom order of one of my favorites: salmon and avocado maki.  YUM!

"Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious" at Katara

The exhibition title Conscious and Unconscious refers to the psychological implications of Bourgeois’s art, which gave her insight into her actions, motivations, and emotions. It also encapsulates the dynamic of Bourgeois’s creative process, as she oscillated between making rational decisions and blindly following her intuition to arrive at a form that expressed her deep unconscious. According to Bourgeois, the artist enjoys the privilege of access to the unconscious. She also believed that art offered her a way to exorcise anxiety and the powerful fear of abandonment that plagued her since childhood. Although she underwent analysis for many years, she felt that art was her true form of psychoanalysis and a guarantee of sanity.

It looks like we are seeing her spiders all over the world now!

outside the exhibition

Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious
20 January, 2012 – 1 June, 2012
Location: QMA Gallery, Katara
A contemporary art exhibition one of the first of its kind in the region celebrating one of the most impressive artists of our time.

Monday to Thursday   9:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday    3:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday    Closed

Tour of the Musheireb Project

machine carvings based on natural designs from old Qatari buildings

The scale model of the project was really cool with so many details!

 Granate from Qatar that is being used

This will be one of the entrances (left).

traditional Qatari house inside the project

I can't wait to see it when it's finished!  I think it will be really great.