This is a view of the centre and Old town of Sayun, the major city in the Wadi Hadhramawt area of southeastern Yemen.
Sayun is about 19 km from the more famous town of Shibam, the "Manhattan of the desert", and the most convenient place to stay during a visit to the area. It is close to the regional airport, has a terminal for long distance buses and there are a few hotels and restaurants.
I took this photo through a window of the Sultan's Palace, which today houses a small museum. You can see the palace in a workshop, It's a bad photo, but never mind.
Both pictures from 1998 were scanned from Kodachrome slides.