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Postcard from Muscat

Time seems to stand still in this beautiful city.  So much pride is taken in this place by the people in it that nothing, and I do mean nothing, is out of place.  It all sits together wonderfully and the whole country has a very relaxed atmosphere.

I no longer have a free afternoon tomorrow but I managed to steal an hour earlier this evening.  The photograph of the two men was taken outside Souk Mutrah.  Um Yousef would love this place.  It's very old with ornate ceilings and lanterns.  It has many shops selling everything you can think of.  One could spend hours walking around the shops. Unfortunately I had only 15 minutes... This time...

It's hard to believe the all the photographs in this post were taken within one hour.  People are so nice here.  My taxi driver was cleaning his car windows while waiting for me to take these photographs - "In case you shoot something from inside the car" he said :)

Reader Comments (8)

Oh, Bu Yusef, WOW! I love Oman, for the same reasons you are talking about - the people. I also love the dramatic cliffs, the blue-green sea and . . . ta da - the dramatic sunsets! How sweet, how memorable, the man cleaning his windows so you could take good photos.

I agree with you, there are shops I need to tell Um Yusef about! Ooops! Maybe you don't want her to know all those great places for spending money!

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

Just saw your posts of Oman. A photogenic place isn't it?

I probably spend more than Um Yousef - she's definitely more sensible than I am :)

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Really nice shots you took there.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Semaan

Amazing shots!

Would bigger versions be available?

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

Thank you Patrick. I had a short time but I was very lucky with the weather, time of day and the people.

Thanks Abid. I've just updated the post. For larger versions click on the photographs.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Hey btw, you could have some of your shots featured in Bazaar Mag in Kuwait, every month they feature a photo in a full page feature, put your name, photo description and send it over to the email (forgot the email, but you can get it from any Bazaar Mag that had that feature).

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Semaan

the clouds were so nice over the last few days

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterynotoman

- Patrick
Thank you :) I will try... Soon.

- ynotman

They were beautiful. Have a look at this one:

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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