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On the first page of this site I wrote that there are likely to be continual changes as these notes are added to and the pages develop over time. Looking at other sites I’ve found I have a problem discovering what has changed since my last visit so, in an attempt to track what I’ve changed myself, I’ll make a determined attempt to keep this up to date by using this page to record each change.

However, although each reference will take you to the actual comment, when there is more than one change on a single page you will be taken only to that page and will then have to look down for the amendment or addition.

The latest additions and amendments to any of the pages will be marked by a pale background – as in this paragraph. I hope this will be sufficient to mark changes and be relatively easily seen.

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Reference

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2022.05.19 Planning in Qatar 01 The first few paragraphs on planning have been revised to add a comment on business and family relationships.
2022.05.17 Islamic urban design 02
History of the peninsula
References
A note has been revised relating to the State’s Clock Tower in Doha, a reference added together with a chart of family origins and relationships.
2022.05.16 Planning in Qatar 02 Illustrations of the development of the Diwan al-Amiri atrium have been added with commentary.
2022.05.13 Planning in Qatar 02 An illustration of the Diwan al-Amiri atrium has been added with commentary.
2022.05.11 Planning in Qatar 02 An illustrated note has been added showing something of the approval process of furniture and fittings.
2022.05.09 Planning in Qatar 02
Gulf architecture 05
An illustrated note of work on the Diwan al-Amiri project has been added along with a detail of decoration in the majlis on its site.
2022.05.08 Population
Planning in Qatar 02
A note has been added on issues relating to expansion created by the FIFA World Cup and beyond, and additional commentary with illustrations made on the development of the Diwan al-Amiri project.
2022.05.07 Old Qatar 02 A photograph has been added illustrating a part of the suq on Musheirib.
2022.05.06 Old Qatar 02 An illustration of the old suq has been added and associated commentary revised.
2022.05.05 Population The population statistics for the month of April 2022 have been added, showing a drop in both male and female numbers.
2022.05.04 Islamic urban design 02 An old image of the Qatar Monetary Agency building has been added.
2022.05.03 Planning in Qatar 02 Notes have been added illustrating the character of some of the interior design work in the Diwan al-Amiri.
2022.05.02 Islamic urban design 02 A note has been added on the importance of philately in the 1960s.
2022.04.28 Old Qatar 02 Some small adjustments have been to the text of a note on previous rulers of Qatar, and an image added.
2022.04.27 Islamic Urban Design 04
Planning in 02
The different accounts, on two pages, of the Diwan al-Amiri and Doha Palace project have, I hope, been rationalised.
2022.04.25 Old Qatar 02 A note has been re-written and a photograph added relating to the refurbished buildings of Sheikh Abdullah on feriq al-Salata.
2022.04.22 Gulf Architecture 05 An illustrated note has been added on the exhibition of naqsh panels in the Qatar National Museum.
2022.04.19 History of the peninsula A little more has been written on the history of the peninsula with regard to Doha, Bida and Wakra.
2022.04.13 History of the peninsula A rough sketch map of the peninsula giving the names of fixed settlements in 1937 has been added.
2022.04.12 History of the peninsula
References
Glossary
A 1937 map of Doha bay has been added with commentary as well as a number of references and additions and amendments to the glossary.
2022.04.11 History of the peninsula A note has been added on Political Advisors in the peninsula.
2022.04.09 Islamic Urban Design 02 An image of the old Post Office has been added, with additional information.
2022.04.08 Planning in Qatar 02 A note has been added on car parking at the Diwan al-Amiri.
2022.04.06 Planning in Qatar 02 A note has been added on the Sports Stadia constructed in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup.
2022.04.03 Population The population statistics for the month of March 2022 have been added.
2022.03.24 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note has been added on the construction of polygons with thirty-six, fifty and sixty sides.
2022.03.21 Planning in Qatar 02 An illustrated note on the central atrium of the Diwan al-Amiri building has been added.
2022.03.16 Planning in Qatar 02 Four photographs taken in the new Musheirib development have been posted illustrating the new character of the area.
2022.03.14 Planning in Qatar 02 Two illustrations of the Diwan al-Amiri have been added together with text revisions.
2022.03.10 Greeting cards A cursive study of a traditional Arabic greeting has been added.
2022.03.05 Greeting cards Three examples of greeting cards designed with images of postage stamps have been posted.
2022.03.02 Population The population figures for February 2022 have been added.
2022.02.28 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note has been added on a simple construction basis for octagonal designs.
2022.02.22 Catnaps The site has been completely reloaded following an unknown hack.
2022.02.20 Design Studies A design study has been added of an illustration featuring a moon and star repeated to create a whorl design.
2022.02.07 Introduction A note has been added on the Home page referring to the difficulty of keeping up with broken links, and a number of broken links have, regrettably, been removed.
2022.02.03 Population The population figures for January 2022 have been added.
2022.01.31 Links A link has been added leading to Sandy Kurt’s site for those wishing to learn the construction of Islamic geometries; and a number of pages have had broken links corrected.
2022.01.25 The Babaud and Masson families The birth date of Dominique Joseph Cassini has been added for clarity.
2022.01.09 Introduction General notes on the home page have been amended with an apology for my not keeping abreast of architectural developments in the Qatar peninsula.
2022.01.02 Population The population figures for December 2021 have been added.
2022.01.01 Updates 2022 The site has been updated with respect to the copyright notices on each page.

 

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