Musandam is a remote province from Oman since you have to cross the UEA to reach that piece of land right at the Ormuz straight facing Iran.
Musandam offers amazing landscapes made of Fjords, steep mountains reaching more than 2000m. Waters are clear and it's a nice place for a diving, cruising the Fjords with a Dhow or meeting dolphins.
The first day of our arrival to Musandam, we discovered Khasab, a nice, clean, asleep city, we rented a small car and drove the unique road two times back and forth. The area is very small but worth the visit since you can discover few palm trees valleys, few castles and small villages all nested along the coast since the mountains is everywhere.
Here, you can see the Bukha castle, erected in the XVIIth century by Saif Bin Sultan. This is a quite place at one side of a large really beautiful beach. Empty during the day, that beach starts to be filled with football players at the end of the afternoon like everywhere in Oman.
In the background, you can guess the beginning of a steep mountain which surrounds the whole city.
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delkoo (68) 2008-04-06 9:52
on peut dire que tu as capté une excellente lumière sur cette photo, toute en douceur elle révèle les formes harmonieuses de ce château.
jmdias (65105) 2008-04-06 11:29
really fantastic view. The golden colors against the blue sky are perfect cause this light. Marvelous pov too. The castle is beautiful itself and the shapes of the mountain too. This is one of that places I would like to know someday
maltese (22901) 2008-04-06 13:39
C'est tout en lumière avec un très belle définition!!
Une très belle photo, amicalement
parbo (11092) 2008-04-06 19:23
The dominant tone of dessert colors are very attractive under blue sky and with sea. Late afternoon lights creates splendid plays on castle bastions. Bald mountain ridge at background is increase depth of your frame. An excellent capture, in natural, untouched colors. Congratulations.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-04-07 3:57
after "discovering" Musandam peninsula in google earth I´m very happy to see some pics from there. Must be phantastic ! Lucky you to go there...show us more !
Vasa (515) 2008-06-28 11:39
votre galerie est le coin de TE ou on apprend beaucoup et ou on regale les yeux et l'ame. C'est la raison pour laquelle je vous mets dans ma galerie des preferes. Cette belle photo de Bukha est un des pretextes. Amicalement a vous
faubry (35447) 2008-09-08 1:45
magnifique photo avec une superbe lumière et des couleurs epoustouflantes, il ne manque plus qu une silhouette..
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 9:41