Window detail – SQGM Sultanate of Oman.
Pushing the limits of my 35mm lens.
A picture postcard version of Husn Al Heem (more commonly known as Nakhal Fort)
Al Batinah Region of Oman.
I have another from this village somewhere on the blog: but I wanted to explain about all those white tower type structures.
Even though in most of these mountain villages, there is an abundance of water available; that is why they are situated where they are. None of it is piped into the house from source. It was a daily job getting water from aquifers with no certainty of mineral content (resulting in a lot of kidney stones) or cleanliness. The government now tests all water used for human consumption, so in these remoter areas it is delivered by water truck, hence the white tower containers on each roof.
Water cooled by evaporation, similar to how a ‘Goat skin’ bag works.
Steps above arched alcove: Oman.
The remains of blue paint.
Windows in abandoned house.
Another adventure beckons.
Palm frond building material -Zikki.
Morning light No2 – same village and roadside stop as yesterdays image, but further back.
Rain swept colourful houses.
Decorative windows & lights.
A little trouble with the perspective on this one – my eyes kept going squiffy.
Wall inlay décor.
This panel is made from a number of individual tiles with an incredible consistency of both pattern & colour.