Interior decoration of rooms in abandoned village of Ibri – a rather more important village on the camel route
between Muscat and Al Buraimi.
A lot of things were traded in Ibri – not all exactly above-board in the old days. In the 1800’s, conflicting descriptions were made by visitors: from it being called a place of vagabonds, scallywags & thieves to the exact opposite, a most friendly & hospitable place. Somewhere in between was probably nearer the truth.
Today it is a modern thriving town that makes visitors very welcome.
8 thoughts on “Interior decoration – abandoned village Ibri.”
Beautiful! The colours I love and the patterns.
A rustic charm that must have been very colourful.
Just to say how thrilled I am that court order in USA created a window so I could squeeze through into comments. Hooray. Liz
How beautiful – to only have the privilege to stand there and hear the walls speak… 💕
Thanks – yes they speak volumes for those that look.
That must have been something to experience in its heyday! Fascinating! I love looking through your window into Oman!
These villages are all slowly disintegrating, with every major storm adding a little more destruction.
Researching the history can be quite a challenge as the names change or the English literation of Arabic is sometimes quite imaginative ! Fortunately the early explorers gave very detailed location descriptions and reasonably accurate hand drawn maps.
Pleased (in my own small way) that I have been able to open a window into a country that until the 1970’s was almost a blank on the map.