December 2015

Empty Plastic Water Bottles In A Disused Drinking Fountain - Doha

In Arabia it was traditional to place a drinking fountain out on the street, as a welcome to visitors and passers by.

Here is a disused fountain of this kind – a simple basin and tap – on a side street in Msheireb West, only a few steps away from Msheireb (the neighbourhood whose name means ‘Place of Sweet Water’).

It caught my eye because what fills it now is not water but empty plastic water bottles.

Sweet irony.