Oman 1976-78

Oman 1967-78

The Sultanate of Oman at the North-Eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsular was opened up for Western influence only in 1970 after a period of total isolation – although prior to that the country was under the changing influence due to shifting occupants, and to Eastern and Southern trading routes.  And much longer ago a powerful region interacting with larger civilization in Persia and India.

This present short collection depicts certain aspects of this country in the period from 1976 to -78; the harsh climate and the barren land, but relieved by green valleys, a sophisticated irrigation system and a long tradition for agriculture; traditions and traditional buildings; the old and the young; and signs of the new times to come…..   

Bonus information:

  • Back in the mid-seventies I worked for some years in Oman. I have a large selection of both B&W and color slides - but the latter are vanishing: fading colors, even beginning moulding. So I tried to save what could be saved by scanning and digital treatment...