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The Museum of Islamic Art, which opened in 2008, was designed by IM Pei. It is built on an artificial island off Doha抯 Corniche and houses a really impressive collection of art and artefacts from the Islamic world. Its design incorporates various elements from traditional Islamic architecture.

One of the best museums I've ever visited, actually. (And this comes from someone who really loves visiting museums!)

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This picture was taken inside the museum and shows the ceiling. The design here incorporates various elements of traditional islamic architecture, e.g. the curve below is part of a circular light beam, reminiscent of those giant chandeliers in some old mosques.

The star/sun-shaped opening at the top is the highest point of the building.

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For an outside view click here.

Alternative compositions here and in the WS.

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song title reference: John Coltrane

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