This oversized card comes from Afendi (thank you!), an Indonesian working in Doha, far from his home. He discovered my blog, commented, and a postcard trade soon followed!
This image comes from a painting by Rosemary Morrell. It shows the Souq Waqif traditional market in Doha. Souq Waqif means “standing water” — it is so named because in days long past, Doha was a small village split by the Wadi river, along whose banks vendors would gather to sell their wares. As the water often ran into the streets, vendors were forced to stand — thus the name “standing water.” The Souq has been recently restored and is, according to Wiki, one of the top tourist attractions in Doha!
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