Nakhal Fort, Oman. Its original construction pre-dates the arrival of Islam in Oman. The fort is built on top of a rock outcrop, parts of which are visible inside the fort. The towers and entrance way were built in the 1830s.
Entrance ramp at Nakhal Fort.
Nakhal Fort, Oman.
Nakhal Fort showing part of the original rock outcrop that forms the foundation of the fort.
Looking down the entrance ramp at Nakhal Fort.
Another attempt at a still life shot taken on the ramp near the entrance door.
Winter majlis at Nakhal Fort, Oman
Nakhal Fort towards the Hajjar Mountains.
Nakhal Fort in the Al Batinah region of Oman. Allen doing his best "Titanic" impression on the tower.
Date palms, photo taken through one of the gun placements in the walls at Nakhal. The photo is an idea that "sort of" worked.
Taken from the walls of the fort over the valley with the Hajjar Mountains beyond.
Rooftop at Nakhal.
It took ages and many attempts to get the right shot.
Stairs at Nakhal Fort
Trying to be arty, minaret through the barred window at Nakhal Fort, Oman.
Jess on full zoom at Nakhal Fort.
View from the walls of Nakhal Fort, Oman.
Nakhal Fort with the Hajjar Mountains in the back ground.
LOL, a moose on the loose.
Date planation between Nakhal and Hasm, Oman.
Hasm Fort, Oman
Exterior walls of Hasm Fort, Oman. It was built by Imam Sultan bin Seif II in 1711 A.D. Al Hazm was the capital of Oman instead of Rustaq. It contains the tomb of its builder and is currently closed for restoration.
Rustaq Castle in the Al Batinah region of Oman. The castle was built in the 13th century and was originally known as Qalat Al Kisra.
Interior of Rustaq Castle, Oman
Interior view Rustaq Castle.
View out to the date plantations.
Now I'm starting to get it right :-)
Interior at Rustaq Castle.
On the roof at Rustaq Castle.
Interior at Rustaq Castle. The photo is either brooding and eerie or dark and depressing, it depends on who you ask.......
Colin at Rustaq Castle.
School trip to see the castle. The girls were so full of life and friendly.
Taken from the battlements at Rustaq Castle.
On the roof at at Rustaq Castle.
Photo showing the construction of one of the towers at Rustaq Castle.
Stairs from the roof leading up to the battlements at Rustaq Castle.
Jess and Carolyn on the walls.
One of the prehistoric beehive tombs at Bat. In the process of restoration some of the tombs are being faced with limestone as they were originally.
One of the tombs in the process of restoration.