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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar | 120930-3311-jikatu

Architect: Ieoh Ming Pei, the Chinese American architect called a master of modern architecture (among other works, he design the Pyramid at Louvre). At the age of 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake this enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design. Ref: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Islamic_Art,_Doha

 

The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to reflecting the full vitality, complexity, and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. It is a world-class collecting institution, which preserves, studies, and exhibits masterpieces spanning three continents—including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and India—from the 7th through the 19th centuries. As a centre for information, research, and creativity, the museum engages global audiences and serves as a platform for dialogue and cultural exchange. Ref: www.mia.org.qa

 

Doha, Qatar.

 

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE

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Taken on September 30, 2012