Qatar's new museum of Islamic Art is a treasure of treasures.
The $300-million project, designed by I.M. Pei (he of the Louvre's pyramid), was built on a man-made island off of Doha's busy commercial harbour.
What a great idea for a giant blocky monstrosity of modern architecture: put it out on the water, just like Sydney did with the Opera House, and what Toronto didn't do with the ROM.
[Click here for an audio-photo tour of the Doha museum.]