Photographer's Note

From a window of the fort of Bahla, unfortunately protected with a net, I managed to capture this view of the old village. Completely abandoned but recently started to be renovated, more for a future tourist attraction than for housing reasons. I apologize for not perfect quality but I thought it was still interesting to show this important passage during the history of this village.
Bahla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site town, located 40 km away from Nizwa, and about 200 km from Oman's capital Muscat which lies in the Ad Dakhiliyah region of Oman. It is notable as the home of one of the oldest fortresses in the country, the 13th century Bahla Fort and the town's pottery.
The fortress and the town are enclosed by extensive remnants of a 12-km long fortified wall. Most buildings are constructed of traditional mud brick, many of them are hundreds of years old. The site is undergoing reconstruction sponsored by UNESCO .

Da una finestra del forte di Bahla,purtroppo protetta con una rete, sono riuscito a catturare questa vista sul vecchio villaggio. Completamente abbandonato ma che recentemente ha iniziato ad essere ristrutturato, piu per una futura attrazione turistica che per motivi abitativi. Mi scuso per la qualita non perfetta ma pensavo che fosse comunque interessante mostrare questo passaggio importante durante la storia di questo villaggio.

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