Twenty-six years after it was destroyed in the Bosnian War, Sarajevo's landmark cable car has resumed service.
The Trebevic mountain was a vantage point for Serb snipers and mortar positions during the 1,425 day siege of the Bosnian capital in 1992-6.
“From the concrete who knew that a flower would grow?”
4 381:28 PM Apr 17, 2018
Face of Qatar #158:
Name: Treisy Farach.
Where are you from? I was born in #Beirut, #Lebanon.
How long have you been in Qatar? I have been here since February 2018.
Why did you move to Qatar? I moved to Qatar because people here appreciate the fact that you worked hard to get a master's degree. I did my masters in Coventry, United Kingdom. Right after I graduated, I went job hunting in my home country.
Unfortunately, even though I love Lebanon so much, it’s not a good place for a fresh graduate. And here I am, working as a personal trainer, in a 7-star beach resort with lovely people, having a wonderful time and enjoying Qatar.
What are you passionate about? I love sports, music and a healthy lifestyle. Watching series is my weakness (F.R.I.E.N.D.S). I’m not a “people person”. I’m fond of anything that comes from the sea.
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learned since moving to Qatar? I believe that there are so many people like me, searching for people like me. Being Lebanese, Greek and Armenian, holding 3 diverse cultures, makes is difficult for me to live in a mono-cultural society. I find people from diverse backgrounds, different lifestyles, diverse cultures and different religions, interesting and worth spending my precious time with. Until now, I’ve met so many people like that here in Qatar and I think that’s what makes this country exciting.
Why do you want to be part of this project? I want to be part of this project because finding people who are just like me, learning from them about other cultures and traditions and strengthening my ability to understand others and respect their way of thinking is something priceless.
2 832:45 PM Apr 6, 2018
“Oh wait you’re serious? Let me laugh even harder.” - Bender
2 3010:34 PM Mar 31, 2018
Face of Qatar #10:
Name: Eylin Pérez.
Where are you from? I’m originally from #Lima, #Peru.
How long have you been in Qatar? I’ve been in Qatar since February 2016, so it’s been already 2 years.
Why did you move to Qatar? I had a little crush on Qatar since the first time I had a layover in Doha. I found that the country was really safe, organized and interesting. Once I moved, I fell in love even more with its culture and traditions, which are really unique.
What are you passionate about? My passion is doing yoga. I’m a yoga instructor and I can say that my life changed since I started my practice. The best part of working on your passion is that you’ll enjoy every single day, and that’s how life becomes happier.
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learnt since moving to Qatar? Moving to Qatar helped me to build my character and be strong in my convictions. It taught me to believe in myself and be careful with who I trust. It taught me to trust in my journey, be selective with who I keep in my life, and the most important thing: aim for only the best in any area of my life.
Why do you want to be a part of this project? I was really excited to be part of the project because it’s a beautiful reminder of how diverse we are as humans. Each person is a complete different world, with their own traditions, beliefs, and stories. That’s why it's so enriching to learn, blend and share our cultural baggage with others, because it broadens the horizons of our mind, as well as make us realise how big the planet where we live is.
5 754:44 PM Mar 1, 2018
Face of Qatar #157:
Name: Maia Oxford.
Where are you from? Half #American, half #Saudi.
How long have you been in Qatar? I was born here in 2013.
Why did you move to Qatar? Because we just came on a plane.
What are you passionate about? Playing with my toys.
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learnt since moving to Qatar? I've learned letters. Lots of letters.
Why do you want to be a part of this project? Because I wanted to smile with my family.
Face of Qatar #156:
Name: Dwayne Oxford.
Where are you from? I’m from the United States, specifically New York.
How long have you been in Qatar? I’ve lived here since August 2011.
Why did you move to Qatar? I moved to Qatar to for several reasons. First and foremost, I felt the pace of the country allowed for better work/life balance. The diversity is great. Many cultures from around the world would be a great experience for the family. Most importantly, our the family can practice our Islamic faith freely.
What are you passionate about? Two things. I’m extremely passionate about building digital products and baking. I’ve recently started a small bakery called Cookie Bites that is a deep reflection of my love for baking.
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learnt since moving to Qatar? Biggest life lesson is to be patient and always trust in Allah. There were many things that were extremely difficult moving to Qatar. The beginning of the family’s journey in Qatar was tough. Eventually things got better and better. Albeit there were adverse situations, we were patient and did our best to trust in our faith. God willing things have become better with time.
Why do you want to be a part of this project? I would like to showcase to those who are viewing this project that culture comes in many different forms. Qatar, as a society is a demonstration of what can be achievable when cultures from across the planet come together to build a better life for themselves and the country. This type of human drive is something that should be cherished and celebrated.
2 856:46 PM Jan 26, 2018
Face of Qatar #155:
Name: Sarah Al Motairi.
Where are you from? My father's Saudi and my mom's Pakistani/Indian/Iranian. I identify with all those backgrounds, but I don't belong to just one. I guess I'd say "ethnicity is subjective, it's about who you choose to be as a person that makes you." How long have you been in Qatar? We moved here August 2011
Why did you move to Qatar? I was living in New York and felt that it was time that we moved to a country that provided financial stability, sociocultural exposure, religious comfort and to be closer to family. A place that was similar to where I was raised (Saudi Arabia), but a bit more flexible and lot more accepting.
What are you passionate about? Sociocultural Anthropology. I enjoy exploring topics related to gender, theories of history, language, mass-mediated cultures, colonialism and post-colonialism. Exploring ethnic and cultural connectedness and how it affects our societies; especially in the Middle East and South Asia. Race, religion and politics.
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learnt since moving to Qatar? Life is a whole load of ups and downs. We may expect smooth sailing but the seas are not always calm.
Why do you want to be part of this project? It’s a great way to study people. As a social anthropologist (self-claimed) I find myself obsessed with the study of human beings and how we relate to societies on a global scale. Qatar encompasses my love for social/cultural anthropology. A place where people of different cultures, races and religions learn from one another, gather in harmony and love side by side. As with all societies that are diverse in nature, there comes a natural degree of conflict but in my opinion, this makes it all the more interesting. An opportunity for people to question their judgements and prejudices while exploring venues they may have shied away from in the past. This project is a perfect example of that very contradiction: the ability to love and live as one, despite our differences.
7 712:52 PM Jan 24, 2018
Face of Qatar #154:
Name: Saud Oxford.
Where are you from? I'm a mixed kid. I'm half #American, half #Saudi. I Have #Jamaican and #Pakistani roots too! (I put that in alphabetical order...J then P). How long have you been in Qatar: Since August 2011 .
Why did you move to Qatar? I don't know. My mom knows.
What are you passionate about: Football and handwriting
What would you say is the biggest life lesson you have learnt since moving to Qatar? I've learned that there are lots of nationalities in the world.
Why do you want to be a part of this project? To share with the world my background and how, as a mixed child of different races and cultures, that our home is full of love and equality.
11 1125:16 PM Jan 22, 2018
Road trip 🚗
4 352:37 PM Jan 22, 2018
Face of Qatar #153:
Name: Blerta Xhabrahimi.
Where are you from? #Tirana, #Albania.
How long have you been in Qatar? Since November, 2016.
Why did you move to Qatar? I moved in Qatar for work but also to have a new experience in life. Before my dream was to go and live in Germany because i have studied German language in university and I am a big fan of German football. I have my favourite team, Bayern München and this was the place where I wanted to go. But when i applied for work in Middle East and I got a job in Qatar, I told myself that I have to try to see how is the life there. Now that I am here, I have changed my mind I think I will stay here for a long time, or maybe for the rest of my life - who knows how the life goes. I like Qatar. It is a small and quiet country. I feel myself safe and good here. I am Muslim and I have adapted very easily with the life and the culture of Qatar.
What are you passionate about? I am a friendly person. I like to get to know new people and to know new cultures. I like to travel a lot. If I had the chance, I would visit the entire world. I like to walk and listen to music - these two are my favourite hobbies. I like also to dance but i am not a fan of clubs, I don't like closed places. I love sports cars and motorbikes. I love speed but sometimes I am afraid of it also. I have visited a few places in Qatar, but my favourite place is Souq Waqif and Sealine. I love the desert, especially when you go safari with group of friends doing different things. I am a person that likes adventure and likes to enjoy the life.
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#FacesofQatar at Msheireb Museums. If you recognise anyone, tag them :) A special thank you to all of you who participated in this project (those featured in this video and those not). You made this project work and for that, I'm thankful.
Geography has dictated certain people be thousands of miles apart. Necessity has, in some cases, dictated they come together.
7 614:59 PM Sep 23, 2017
Doorways are a jump into a place secluded from the rest of the world "outside".
3 974:36 PM Sep 22, 2017
The age-old idiom goes, "One man's trash, is another man's treasure"; however, for many people, a more accurate statement would be, "One man's trash, is another man's reality."
3 674:01 PM Sep 21, 2017
Walking up this staircase, my eyes were immediately drawn to the images on the walls. Kids' imagination on free flow as they etched out the stories that happened to be running through their heads at the time.
4 595:40 PM Sep 20, 2017
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." Walt Whitman
7 673:45 PM Sep 19, 2017
"Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be." Paulo Coelho
8 797:48 PM Sep 18, 2017
"Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else." Yasiin Bey
Today we are going on with our community selections! We asked you to shape our feed with us by suggesting the next talented artists to be discovered and featured and your suggestions were all amazing! Thanks to @annnika.1a and @francisque_s we are now featuring the amazing work of @romain.charrier an underdog artist with a very nice taste for photography and the spark of genius!
We'd like you guys to keep it up like that so, again we are asking you who would you feature next? We'll go on with this as long as you guys will engage with us in such an active way! Let's shape this feed together Nomads!🙌🏻
36 201711:03 AM Jul 16, 2016
Hey Nomads who would you push down the cliff? We want you to help us shaping our feed so be sure to tag some talented friends or artists you would push down the cliff because his/her style is too good and let's keep up the killing work together! 🙌🏻
NOTE - Self voting is NOT allowed!
Photo by @anthaang
Selected by @zeronyne_