3 Likes

Old Walled City of Shibām - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Yemen

Shibam is certainly one of the most architecturally outstanding places in the world. This dense walled maze of five hundred mud-brick skyscrapers seems to grow right out of the Yemeni desert. Many of its buildings date back to the 1500s—the city is as impressive from a distance as it is inside the city walls.

Copyright: Sergej Esnault
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12972x6486
Taken: 13/08/2009
Geüpload: 24/02/2010
Geüpdatet: 19/09/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: yemen; desert; sergej; esnault; unesco; shibam; hadramaut; skyscrapers
comments powered by Disqus

Sergej Esnault
Ancient fallout dry toilets - old walled city of Shibām - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Al-Jama's mosque with square in Shibām - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
abt bmd
maduda yemen
Sergej Esnault
Say'ūn evening over the rocks - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Sultan Al Kathiri Palace in Say'ūn - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Front of the mosque in Say'ūn at night - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Cemetery Qabr Ḩanz̧alah near Al Ḩāwī - Ḩaḑramawt- Yemen
Sergej Esnault
View of Tarīm from the rocks - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Al-Mihdhar mosque in Tarīm - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Rayan Beach Resort near Al Mukallā - Yemen
sharurah
Panorama_tmp
sharurah
Panorama_tmp
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Hong Kong skyline at dusk
Jeffrey Martin
Bathtub after the Kids
Martin Hertel
Take Off
Robert Wiederhold
Airpano, Zugspitze, Germany, 2.962,06 m ü. NHN
Andrew Bodrov
Estonian Masters of Sport Chanbara (Spochan): Sergei Bobrov and Roman Vandtke
Sahneh
Tehran, Bazar
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Ladies Market at Tung Choi Street
Mark Schuster
Sweet Shop
Willy Kaemena
Verde Canyon Railroad First Class
Mahmood Hamidi
Nasir al Mulk Mosque
Andrew Bodrov
XXV Song Celebration "To Breathe as One" - final scenes
Anousheh Alizadeh
Azure-cutting & Stone cutting
Sergej Esnault
Modry kostolik bratislava slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Sunset from Preikestolen over Lysefjorden - Norway
Sergej Esnault
View from the roof in the village Al Gabal - Ḩuţayb - Qaḑā' Ḩarāz - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Privát Spiš - interiér - Spišská Nová Ves - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Ruiny povazskeho hradu slovakia
Sergej Esnault
The Dome Square at night - Riga - Latvia
Sergej Esnault
View from Col Pradat - Colfosco - Alta Badia - Dolomiti - Italy
Sergej Esnault
Fishing shacks with ships near Al-Khawhkah - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Canyon Todra Gorge in the High Atlas Mountains - Morocco
Sergej Esnault
View of Tarīm from the rocks - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Sultan Al Kathiri Palace in Say'ūn - Ḩaḑramawt - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Spiral stairway in an old house in Zagreb - Croatia
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.