Canyons of Jabal Shams{Sun Mountain} 3000m.- Oman..(plse enlarge)

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This area, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Arabia, once supported dozens of remote mountain settlements. In the early 2000s however, the Oman Government moved all the inhabitants to less remote sites with easier access to modern services, leaving the villages to ghosts and foreign trampers.

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®mene on January 22, 2014

Bassam, just the last Weekend I tought about your pictures.... we've had a report about parts of Oman in german TV. Was very exciting. (German only, but maybe you may recognize some areas... That may be available until Sunday,

Besides... that GC of Oman looks very impressive...


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 13, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2011/12/05 07:08:25
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash