Garden gate – Nikkor QC Auto f2.8 – 135mm.

Garden gate. Nikkor QC Auto f2.8 – 135mm Non Ai lens: made from 1973 to Mar 1975. As my lens has a Sno: 402987 it’s probably about 43 years old !

Erosion.

Rillenkarren – Erosion of rock during Oman’s wetter phase. The technical description from my geology book says: Rillenkarren.- Are forms of dissolution on the surface of the rocks that consist of small channels separated by sharp crests configuring a network of tight more or less parallel gullies next to each other. Its Genesis is linked to the dissolution of the rock by the sheet…

Wood with rope.

Wood with rope.

Stick & bowl.

Stick & bowl.

Broken.

Broken & abandoned.

The Ghubrah Bowl depression No2.

The Ghubrah Bowl depression.

In the Ghubrah Bowl.

Part of Wadi Mistall and the Ghubrah Bowl depression.

More from Al Baleed.

Al Baleed or Al Balid (from the Jibbali Arabic for ‘town’) is what is now known as the Al Baleed Achæological Park & Frankincense museum. This extensive site described in great detail by Dr Paolo M. Costa, working with the Ministry of Heritage & Culture between 1976/86 can be found in The Journal of Oman Studies Vol:5. [The Study of the city of Zafar…

Al Baleed Archæological site.

Al Baleed Archæological site.

Windows in abandoned house – Mirbat.

Windows in abandoned house.

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 Archæological 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 Archæological 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.