Ubar ?

I have another post somewhere about this place they claim is The lost City of Ubar: known by various other names (Wubar, Wabar, Iram of the Pillars and Atlantis of the Sands mentioned by Lawrence of Arabia) but the more I visit, the more I think it lives by reputation & reality is something quite different. It certainly held some significance for the Frankincense…

Two trees – Dhofar mountains.

Two trees – Dhofar mountains.

Dhofar Trilith site No2.

Here is a group of three Trilith, with the ‘tripod’ construction clearly seen.

Bronze Age Trilith – Dhofar.

Bronze Age Trilith – Dhofar. This unusual row of stones is one of Oman’s more enigmatic archaeological finds: found in eastern Yemen & South West Oman,  C.400 B.C.E – 300 C.E. The stones are usually found in groups of 3 to 15 (although longer rows have been seen) about 2 or 3 foot high and standing on end, forming a tripod structure with sometimes…

Al-Baleed Archaeological Park – Salalah.

Al-Baleed or Al Balid is the remains of an ancient Middle Age settlement which has been excavated (on going) & turned into a very successful Archaeological Park.

Black & white toned prints.

Making prints from images taken earlier at Ziki – converted to B&W, toned & diffused:  printed on Canon Platinum Pro Matte paper.

Another from Manah.

Another derelict – Manah. Nikon F2sb, Nikkor Ai 25-50 f4 zoom lens, fuji Neopan 400 @ 320 Iso in Microdol-x 1+3.

Derelict – Manah.

Derelict building in Manah. Nikon F2sb, Nikkor Ai 25-50 f4 zoom lens, fuji Neopan 400 @ 320 Iso in Microdol-x 1+3.

Palm in the Wilayat of Manah.

Palm in one of the two abandoned villages of Manah, the larger of the two is closed ? as it’s being refurbished (re-built as a tourist centre) according to a local I asked. Nikon F2sb, Nikkor Ai 25-50 f4 zoom lens, fuji Neopan 400 @ 320Iso in Microdol-x 1+3.

Another window in Ibri.

Another window in Ibri. Nikon F2sb, Nikkor Ai 25-50 f4 zoom lens, fuji Neopan 400 @ 320Iso in Microdol-x 1+3.

A window in Ibri.

Widow – abandoned village of Ibri. Nikon F2sb with Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 Ai lens. P.S. I have just answered a comment by Jane & realised that this image was taken with a camera that was produced between 1976-1977, a lens that was made in 1979, Kodak Microdol-x  from a bag dated 2007 & film with a use by date of 2010. At least the…

As Sulayf fort-no3.

As Sulayf fort-no3. Nikon F2sb with Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 Ai lens.

As Sulayf fort No2.

As Sulauf fort near Ibri. Nikon F2sb with Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 Ai lens.

As Sulayf fort.

Built by Al Immam Sayf bin Sultan Al Y`aribi in 1718 & overlooking As Sulayf Valley. Nikon F2sb with Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 Ai lens An early morning visit that proved to be rather a waste of time in some ways – the place has been touristified: isn’t open all the time and has a guide !! now the last thing I wanted was a…

Tree roots – Shams.

Tree roots – Shams

Nikon 35Ti – Jebel Shams No3.

Tree & rocks-no3-Shams – with diffusion using Cokin filter held in front of lens. Nikon 35Ti – Kodak T-Max 100 (old style) in Microdol-x @ 1+3.

Nikon 35Ti – Jebel Shams No2.

Nikon 35Ti – Kodak T-Max 100 (old style) in Microdol-x @ 1+3.

Bush & rocks – Shams.

Nikon 35Ti – Kodak T-Max 100 (old style) in Microdol-x @ 1+3.

Door detail – Ibri.

Door fittings.

Steps through arch.

Steps through arch.