Category Archives: Doha

Remembering the Tragic Day at the Mall

As I was ghost writing for someone several days ago about fire safety, it reminds me of the tragic event that happened in the Villagio Mall. It was so tragic that it cost the lives of 19 people and what made it more devastating is that 13 of them are children below 5 years old including the triplets. Below were our shots during one of our visits in the children’s theme park inside the mall.

           

Below is one of the attractions at the center of the mall where they replicate the famous Gondola in Venice and customers can ride the boat  at a minimal fee. Several steps from the right side of the left photo, where you can see a blue car, is where the fire started and trapped the children in a day care center inside the mall.

           

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Some Interesting Snapshots

When we brought our son to the family park way back February of this year, I took some shots that I would say has some interesting features in it. As my son chased the ducks, I saw this remarkable shape of the tree below and immediately took a snap before I lost sight of my son. Who don’t know how to stop running maybe because it was his first time to see a huge field covered with grass and a big lagoon as well?

The shape of the tree is interesting but it is stunningly gorgeous as well. Then several steps away, I saw another interesting signage that was posted in several places at the center of the park. I took another shot of one of it for I found something interesting of the ten prohibitions they have had in the park. You check it out yourself and let me know which one is it.

The First Ride on the Slide

Since the time I arrived from a three-week vacation and a side trip getaway in one of The New Seven Wonders of Nature and in The Last Frontier of the Philippines, we haven’t been getting any trips so far. So last month (15 May) we went to a family gathering hosted by our neighbor which was held in a local children’s park. The kids are excited and so does our son that he is even risking his own safety (that if he knows what safety is) just to climb and test the slides. He would even want to climb on the wrong side of the platform (picture below).

                                     

At first, at the top left picture, he seems to be scared going down the slide for the first time in his life and the mother looks even more concerned and was so unwilling to let him go. The picture on the right tells otherwise of being scared and looks more likely that he is enjoying it. While the pictures below appears to be attesting that he indeed, enjoy his best ever ride so far.

          

More so that he is even preparing for his next slide and at one point, he even wanted to climb immediately back to the top in the wrong way again.

 

The Other Side of the Pond (The Torch Doha)

Last week, I posted about my son’s happy ducky time at the family park and the scenes that I featured were just half of the whole picture. And if you will go to the other side of the pond, you’ll see a different perspective of the park, a stunning view of The Torch Doha. For now it is the tallest building in Qatar towering at 300 meters (984 ft) but soon and expected to be surpassed by Dubai Towers (400 meters) and Doha Convention Centre Tower (480 meters).

Also for now it is the most iconic landmark which is also known as the Aspire Tower for it served as the torch of the 2006 Asian Games flame. It holds the record as the tallest ever games flame. The tower has 167 modern hotel rooms, a swimming pool on the 19th floor, a viewing deck and a revolving restaurant located on the 47th floor.

My Entry for Travel Tuesday.