Thursday Doors:12/1/17

Oman stories…

Bahla, (Arabic: بهلا‎‎), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site town, located 40 km away from Nizwa, and about 200 km from Oman’s capital Muscat which lies in the Ad Dakhiliyah region of Oman. It is notable as the home of one of the oldest fortress in the country, the 13th century Bahla Fort and for the town’s pottery.

On our November/ December trip to Oman, during the long 10 journey from Duqm to Dubai, I marked Bahla as a stopping point for a break from the endless roads.

Having touched on the outskirts on a previous trip, I knew we had missed the point of Bahla and had to revisit to find the heart of this old, historical fortress town. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s a unique place.

Walk with me through the old town, the historical value of the architecture is immense. It’s stunning, but even though it’s a Unesco site, I could see that more funding is needed to maintain this unique and ancient city. I arrived in the hours before sunset and carefully picked my way around the old town over the uneven terrain.

The atmosphere enveloped me, a truly unique place and I hope you enjoy my walk. I still have to re-visit as I didn’t manage to have time to find the potteries.

Please hover over the photographs for the captions to take you through Bahla.

A link for Bahla windows…

 

Taking part in Thursday Doors a weekly event hosted by Norm Frampton. Pop on over and check out some more doors this week…

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13 comments on “Thursday Doors:12/1/17

    • Yes, I feel I have to record them on every trip, they may not be there next time given the apparent lack of funding for these historic places. Hopefully, I’m playing a small part in their online history. for the future…

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