Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fire! Fire!

Brooks got the car ride of his life today. We had an extremely eventful ride home as Barrett slept (and I had my camera). We approached one of Doha's major intersections, we noticed black smoke. Very quickly it was obvious there was a fire. The fire went from small to out of control very quickly. As I've mentioned before Doha's emergency vehicles aren't very prompt. Police were soon there to direct traffic away but it was a while before we saw a fire truck. Honestly, I can't imagine what 911 must have felt like. This was nothing compared to that but there was chaos all around. This intersection has 4 huge billboards that face towards each other. Apparently a "petrol" truck took the corner too quickly and rolled. Obviously the billboard went up in flames.




This is a shot of us jumping the curb so that we could turn right. Traffic was diverted to the rocky beautiful landscape of Doha.

As cars were diverted, people stopped to get out and watch until...there were explosions. That's when the chaos began. Cars going all directions just trying to keep away.






Crazy drivers and crazy Wendi taking pictures.


How nice of the Fire Truck to join us...


5 comments:

shannonmichaelis said...

are you crazy? what were you thinking? get away from the explosions! :-) how fun for brooks - too bad barrett missed out on all the fun.

angie said...

that's SCARY!! Man I'm so glad you guys were safe. Another crazy Doha memory!!!!

Ashley Hall said...

Awesome for Brooks, but yes a little scary. Great pic though!!

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

i can't believe you were in the middle of it taking pictures!!! what you will do for a good post on the blog and to make little brooks happy!!!! love it! glad y'all are safe!

thesheps said...

I'm hoping you got such great pics because you have an awesome ZOOM and not because you were seriously that close!