I am fascinated by doors....especially the closed/bolted ones. Intrigue and anticipation; wonder and awe..... Antique window wooden frames and a missing door of an ancient house in Old town, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. The style, colour says it all and the fancier the better. In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (waterfront).
Growing up I would envy friends whose father’s had transferable jobs moving to different cities, within country and abroad. Ours was a business family and this necessitated staying in one place and one residence, a family property, in sleepy, culturally and politically rich town of Allahabad on the banks of River Ganga, the holy river… Continue reading Accidental Expat.
(Excerpts from my articles published in WEEKEND- KHALEEJ TIMES, August 1997 and in THE TIMES OF OMAN 1996) The mystique of the Dhofar region or of Salalah is not its salubrious climate or its architecture: It is its sacred perfume, one of the gifts given to Baby Jesus by the THREE WISE MEN. This aromatic… Continue reading SALALAH–THE FRANKINCENSE TRAIL