Thursday, September 8, 2011

Doha, Qatar

There's been quite a lot of development in the Middle East over the past decade related to oil wealth.  Countries like the UAE and Qatar in particular have really boomed in development.  Using the time machine feature on any of these country's larger cities shows enormous growth.  One thing in particular that these cities seem to be doing is building artificial islands in the shape of symbols or other designs.  Here is one that popped up in Doha:

October, 2003

September, 2010

You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:    25°22'03.80"N    51°32'59.83"E

Check back next week to see where 1,000,000,000 gallons of water goes when it breaks free.