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Notes on the Geography of Oman: Sharayjeh

Continuing on the same path.

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Sharayjeh in the distance, with its terraces below.

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Centering on the abandoned terraces.

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Some of Al Ayn's abandoned terraces up close. 

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Stairs.

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Abandonment back on the Al Ayn side.

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Within the cultivated area of Sharayjeh.  Coppiced quince?

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The bags are used to...  Well, wait a moment.

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A vine.

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That's what's in the bags: manure.

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Edge of town.  Any idea why there's so much plumbing?

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Here's the setting.

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And here's the inside of the structure.  It's a place to wash, and it adjoins... well, any ideas?

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The mosque, of course.

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Hang onto the bareness of this mosque so you can compare it with one coming up in the next file.

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The mosque's water tank, in the plastic-castle tradition.

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The mosque from the other side.

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Town merchant.

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Dishwashing.

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Alley; the colored stripes indicate the path.

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Behind the boulders, another spring.

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Its very modest flow.

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Kitchen garden: lettuce and onions.

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View back to Al-Ayn.

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Papaya.

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Still-life with dish and fruit.

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Desiccated lemon?


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