Fishing in my pil eof old yet beloved photos, this is one from Nizwa in Oman, from my 2004 trip I saw much of Nizwa when we lived in Oman int he early 80's, but didn't exactly retain anything, so I was thrilled to see it again with an adult eye.
I love your picture. Is there any chance that you would give us permission to use it royalty free? I am a member of an academic department called the Middle East Institute at Georgia State University and we have a difficult time finding good photos royalty free that we can use for promotional purposes for our classes and degree programs. We would really like to use your image.
Most of our promotional things are done with fliers and brochures, such as study abroad brochures. We post most of our fliers in Jpeg format on our website. If this is still acceptable to you I can send you the link when we upload that to the site. We also have a video that is created through our University that is used to promote our Major and we do use some photos in there. At this time I am not sure where your photo will be placed or if it will be used. However, if and when it is used I will give you the link to find it on our website and send you a copy of whatever brochure or flier it may have been used in. Are these terms acceptable?
They may be, to be honest I didn't look very closely, but I have pics of another nearby fortress where that shows very well. Really? Wow. I'm used to deep blue skies, it must be something to do with latitude.
That's my thinking as well. I'm from Alaska and sometimes the skies look damn near white, in the middle of summer. The sun is always hitting at an angle up there though. Again, gorgeous shot, the blue tiling again the sky after the earthy walls is divine. (pretty sure that's the idea to begin with, but it's gorgeous. )
We tend to get the borealis only when it's so god damned cold you can only stand to stay outside for about 5min. XD But entirely worth it. If you go far enough north you can even hear them make crackling noises. The night I saw red ones it was -50F(-45C?)
it's very very soft, but they're electrical so they do make sound, like static. The coldest months, January is when I saw the most. sometimes they're frequent, other times you wont see (or maybe just not notice) any for a whole season. Hope you do get to! Maybe I'll get to see some of those blue blue skies, hehe.
my family were living in Muscat while my father worked in Oman and we traveled around the country a lot, as well as other places - I was looking through some old photos of many things the other day and there were some from Nizwa, mainly the goat markets and Nizwa Fort... I'd love to check it all out again!
don't think so, unless that was the Al Falaj recreation centre? or the P.D.O. (never knew what that stood for), which was for the workers at my father's company. I went to the M.E.S.S. for school with all the other expats and lived in Medina Quaboos (spelling probably incorrect... been a while), but we left in 1990 after the first 'gulf war' broke out.
from what i've seen online, the whole place has changed a bit since then... it must have been awesome to go back when you did!
Oh I see Yes, the Sultan knows what he's doing, we were very favorably impressed. When we were there it was a desert with a single road and not a single shop. Now it's all green and the cities have grown but there are strict architectural rules to keep it traditional and nature-friendly. The diving was just as gorgeous as ever I can't wait to go back.