Travel to Oman: Muscat: Photo 22
The houses form a perimeter encircling 218 houses, big and small, 30 new but most old. In the mid-1980s, sixty were uninhabited, but renovations have probably reduced that number. The houses can only be reached via two gates, formerly locked at night. Strangers were excluded even in the daytime. (For more on this, see Salma Damluji's very useful but very scarce The Architecture of Oman, 1998.) This was a neighborhood of wealthy traders, after all. Don't forget to buy your parking ticket.
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