Entrance gate at Ibri Fort, Oman.
Ibri Fort, Oman.
Entrance way into Ibri Fort.
Window in Ibri Fort.
Inside Ibri Fort
Back street in Nizwa.
And of course, no trip to Oman is complete without a few bus stop photos.
A Nizwa Municipality bus stop on the outskirts of town.
Inside a date plantation.
Date palm: Nizwa, Oman.
Maybe they overestimated the size of the hole needed for their air-con unit.
Wall paintings in an abandoned building in Nizwa.
Wall painting in an abandoned house in Nizwa.
Clocktower roundabout in Muscat, Oman.
It was strange to see French style street lights in the middle of Muscat.
And the row stretched on for miles.
The entrance to the Chedi in Muscat.
Tented foyer of the Chedi hotel in Muscat.
Around every corner there's a photo just crying out to be taken.
The pool that's only metres from the sea.
Not quite a red carpet, but a locally woven mat leading down to the sea and a pool to wash the sand off your feet afterwards. The sea was a bit nippy but very refreshing.
This is the adults only pool at the Chedi, there's another large pool for munchkins.
Water feature in the Chedi grounds.
Too gorgeous for words, the Chedi pool in the early a.m.
Ah, how the other half - would like to - live
Colin's beautiful shot of the pool at the Chedi taken early morning. This hasn't been Photoshopped it really is this stunning!
The beautiful gardens at the Chedi.
What's this, 'dress down day' for the door staff?
A gold domed gazebo on the corniche in Muscat.
The gas burner shop in the Muttrah souq - some serious gas cookers.
Muttrah Souq in Muscat, Oman
And this is the pot that goes on the serious gas burner in the earlier shot!
And you'll be wanting a mixing spoon for your enormous pot.....(these spoons were about 3-4 feet tall)
Mosque outside Muscat. Last time we were here, the car park was full but this time we were able to get a clear photo of the mosque and its beautiful green tile work.
One of the side halls with the stairs up into one of the minarets.
Water fountain at the mosque
They know how to do roundabouts in Oman.