Kulfi towers and Gandhi’s Monkeys


I remember looking at this picture in a tour guide book for Doha and thinking :

A) What the hell is that?

(It’s a dovecot/Piegon hole thang?)

B) and why the hell did it look by one of Pakistan’s most loved desserts, kulfi?


Upright, of course. Minus the holes, it does really look like two kulfi towers.

These are a part of Katara Village and I guess they represent a part of the historic architecture of the city. The Katara Village also has a huge amphitheater, which I did not get to see from the inside because some cute looking guys in tuxedo were having a major, flashy event there. I did however get to look at them cute guys in detail so I guess that evens it out.

It’s probably because I have only lived in Pakisatan (minus the Bangkok part) but I have never seen a clearer, beautiful-er sea.


On the way in I saw this incredibly chic restaurant and for some reason it looked like a restaurant from Paris. There were some restaurants there, which offered both a sitting out or dining in option. I saw these large paintings of Arabic girls with bold and heavy gold jewelry.

And on the way back I saw them; the thing I wanted to see the most: Gandhi’s three monkey sculptures by Sumodh Gupta. They are headpieces of these army guys, each a representation of Gandhi’s famous principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. Take a closer look and you would be able to see that the helmet, for example is made up of weird items like pans and pots and saucepans!

All in all I found the place a great site to see. I would love to go back again.

P.S They also have a restaurant called Saffron which is a Michelin star restaurant. How’s that?!

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7 comments

  1. How cool!!

    Weren’t those towers in a James Bond movie? I can’t remember but I feel like I remember seeing them in a movie and was trying to figure out what they were.

    Sculptures are hella cool!

    Glad you had a fun getaway!

    Btw, thank you for introducing me to Peaky Blinders! I’m hooked!

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    1. I sincerely have no idea. You may find it hard to believe but I haven’t seen any of the bond movies. Except probably Casino Royale.
      Oh my god! You have no idea how happy that makes me feel! You’re probably the only other person I know who watches it too!
      Which series are u on?

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      1. Lol!

        I’m now on season 3 of this one. But I also watch Game of Thrones! You?

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        1. I will start watching season 3 soon! No, I am probably the only person in this world who hasn’t seen it.

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          1. Eek! Lol!

            Let me know when you finish season 3. I’m three episodes in. It’s the show I allow myself to watch while doing cardio at the gym. Figure it’s a good incentive! Season 2 was incredible!!

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            1. I have to start but I just feel bad because once I start I know I won’t stop and then ill finish the whole thing in one day!

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              1. Lmao! Addictive

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