Feb 6, 2009

tag of the month

pick six, says pix...
so here i am.. .

what i had to do: 
go to the 6th folder in my pics folder.. 
pick the 6th pic.
tell u a story abt it. 

6th folder in my pics.. was "oman"
6th pic there was this. 

this is the fort at barka *a beautiful little village just outside muscat - i think it was an hour's drive away*... made completely with mud.  it's hundreds of years old *this means that i've forgotten how old it is and don't feel like googling!* and in perfectly good condition. it is not, however, open to the public anymore. *i'm guessing THAT is why it's in such impeccable condition.* 
behind it are natural hot water springs. and a valley with little mud houses with absolutely gorgeous colorful doors! the valley had corpses of headless goats. to appease the evil spirits, so they *the spirits* would not devour the cattle or goats owned by the people living there.

brought back memories... this pic. been a while since i saw these pics. remembered how much i'd loved the place... and the warmth of the locals! 

i tag dewdrop, purnima and galadriel... to pick one pic from their albums...and tell us the story behind it. 

23 comments:

La vida Loca said...

ooohhh Nice it is!

Galadriel said...

I've seen these pics of you! You look unrecognizable from then. I like you better now! :)

PURN!MA said...

hey cool. I like this. will do. feb ka kaam ho gaya!

Pixie said...

Ohh! :)

Nice... :D

the story is quite interesting too...

Kippie® said...

Hey! your description has jago-ed the 'Oman' urge in me :). Where is this place!! :)

rayshma said...

kippie: this one's in a village called barka - an hour's drive away from muscat. the village is (was) really beautiful! there's an island nearby that you can take a boat-ride to. has a heli-pad n all... forgot what it's called. but is really gorgeous! lemme know if u want more info on other places... will mail ya! :) i loved oman! :D

pix: thanks! :)

purnima: hahaa... see? simple it is! :D

galadriel: i lauves the u! :D

loca: thankx! :)

DewdropDream said...

For the umpteenth time it feels like I've known you forver and then I come upon something I know nothing of! :) That visit to see you is a must now, I have oodles to catch up on!

I lauve youuuu!!! muah!!!

Suma said...

a mud fort? interesting! and its nice going back to old pictures and memories...:)

rayshma said...

suma: sure is! :)

dewdrop: u make me feel like i'm a treasure trove of secrets! :D
come over soon! :)

DewdropDream said...

WTH! Blog nahi karna toh template change kiya?! :D Like it!

Pavi!!!! said...

Template changed!

interesting pic n story to go wit it.

So good to go back n dig up some ol' pics rite? Thats wat i ll do this week !

Prats said...

wow!!! thats a cool one...and just love the fort...couldn't you just cheat abit and post the 7th, 8th and the 9th ones too ;)

Suruchi said...

am taking up this tag...am tag married to u na!

PURN!MA said...

heyyy... done the tag... and u changed the template yet again! Kudos to your patience!

Prashanti :) said...

hey rayshma..
kya hua itne din hue hain koi post nahi???? busy ho kya ???

Prashanti

rayshma said...

prashanti: nothing much to write about... :) will be back soon... hopefully...

purnima: :D yeah... i had this one saved last time i was template hunting! :D but honestly, not liking it much! :D

suruchi: i thought u were also divorcing that marriage... like galadriel has! :D

prats: will put it up on picasa! :D

pavi: how'd pic viewing go?! :)

DDD: hehee... some change, no?! :D

Pixie said...

new template?!

Nice.. but the previous one was better! :D

(not that u asked... but still...)

Prashanti :) said...

oye ..u have an award waiting at my blog:)

La Vida Loca said...

think u need to post more.
all good?

Le taureau said...

I must say I kinda liked your old template. I realize m not getting any points for being nice here. :->

How in the world do you manage to post so regularly? Its a feat. I wish I could do that.

Le taureau said...

Bummer, I never saw when your post was posted. Somehow I saw a date on a comment and felt you posted it yesterday.

I take my last comment back. You dont have to publish that one. And this one. Hope alls well though.

TheKing said...

Ahh the good ol' days

rayshma said...

mahesh: absolutely! :)
this was one of the weekends courtesy hassan! :D

taureau: i liked the old template too... but strangely, if i try using the code now.. it won't work! :(