The People of Venice Beach

Some of the most interesting and enjoyable moments of my recent trip to L.A. were the moments that I shared with the people of Venice Beach, in my spare time, and specifically on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

Venice Beach experiences an influx of millions of visitors per year, it is one the most populated tourist attractions in the United States, and it often regarded as "a cultural hub known for its eccentricities".

Because of the countless tourists that visit the boardwalk, there are numerous vendors, buskers, and homeless people there, and throughout the surrounding beach area, and I learned a lot about Venice, California, and the individual lives of many of the people that I met on the boardwalk.

Over the course of one and a half miles, and facing the picturesque sands of the Pacific Ocean's shoreline, the walk features mimes, clowns, jugglers, jesters, break dancers, gangsters, food vendors, painters, drug addicts, and everyone in between, and the sheer number of individuals that are hustling, and essentially pursuing the American dream, can be overwhelming at times.

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a j a n i photography: The Grand ‎Mosque of ‎Qatar

During my recent trip to the middle east, one of the most awesome sites that I visited was The Grand ‎Mosque of ‎Qatar, otherwise known as The Abdul Wahhab Mosque.

Located relatively close to Doha, Qatar's downtown core, The Grand Moque is the largest mosque in Qatar, and includes 90 domes, 18 entrances and can hold up to 30,000 people.

Built in 2013, it was named after the 18th century Islamic theologian and inaugurated by the Former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Initially, I was overtaken by the mosque's extravagance and size, and I was impressed by the sheer volume of light fixtures and details within and surrounding its structure.

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