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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Trip to Dubai~Part One~The Buildings

I'm sorry for the delay in posting about my fabulous trip but I hit the ground running when I got home.  I'm teaching for the AQS show in Lancaster next week and my number one priority was prepping for that.  All the suitcases are packed and ready to throw in the car for the trip to the airport so now I can work on those second priorities!

I have SO much to share so decided the best way to do it would be to do this post in parts.  Part One will be devoted to the beautiful buildings  as well as  my trip to the Kempinski hotel in Doha for an unforgettable  dinner.



I visited three cities during my visit...Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.  The architecture in all three cities is almost impossible to describe...it's best to show just a few pictures. 












I flew into Dubai late Friday night and flew out early the next morning to Doha where my first teaching/speaking engagement was.



This is the building where I taught my first class....can you believe this????  How PERFECT for a quilting workshop and I was inside this!




This is the ceiling in the classroom...




...and this is a "lace wall" just outside the classroom.  Oh my...right up my alley!



A group of us went to dinner at the Kempinski hotel in Doha.  OH MY!!!
Let me show you just a teensy part of what is here...





This is just the backside of the hotel and only about a third of it...

A picture of the lobby...


...and a picture of the inset marble floor.  This was actually a bit hard to walk on.  The worksmanship is indescribable. 

One of many vases...this is all inlaid work by the way.  Amazing.

Another lace wall out of glass...

These are tile mosaics out of 1/2" tile.  Just to get a perspective of the magnitude of these pieces check out the "little guy" at the bottom of the middle one...

And here's a close up...

Just prior to going to dinner we visited Maryla's home which is a condo on the 11th floor overlooking Doha...



The view was breathtaking and she even overlooks palaces at the bottom of the photo. 

This is just an itsy bitsy part of the amazing things I saw but I'm trying to be a good girl and only post a few special photos.  Join me for Part Two...My Classes! 

Hugs, Cindy :)










2 comments:

Inger Carleton Blood said...

Thank you Cindy, I loved all the amazing photos.

Karen said...

LOVE the lace walls but the floor.....kinda made me woozy just looking at it on a monitor.