Notes on the Geography of Oman: Sharayjeh
Continuing on the same path.
Sharayjeh in the distance, with its terraces below.
Centering on the abandoned terraces.
Some of Al Ayn's abandoned terraces up close.
Abandonment back on the Al Ayn side.
Within the cultivated area of Sharayjeh. Coppiced quince?
The bags are used to... Well, wait a moment.
That's what's in the bags: manure.
Edge of town. Any idea why there's so much plumbing?
Here's the setting.
And here's the inside of the structure. It's a place to wash, and it adjoins... well, any ideas?
The mosque, of course.
Hang onto the bareness of this mosque so you can compare it with one coming up in the next file.
The mosque's water tank, in the plastic-castle tradition.
The mosque from the other side.
Alley; the colored stripes indicate the path.
Behind the boulders, another spring.
Its very modest flow.
Kitchen garden: lettuce and onions.
View back to Al-Ayn.
Still-life with dish and fruit.
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