Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday February 23: The Al-Jahili Fort

On Monday I had an hour to kill, so I went to see the Al-Jahili Fort, built in the 1890’s.  The Emirates have very few old buildings, but, as you can see, the few that are here are impressive.

The fort is surrounded by the modern city of Al-Ain, and is only a block from the downtown.  But, by careful positioning of my camera I have tried to show it as it might have looked in 1900, on the edge of the oasis with little else around. 

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