Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of MergeFM Radio in Oman talks about the book ‘ Walking Through History’ with Tony.

Chris Fisher hard at work on MergeFM Radio
Chris Fisher hard at work on MergeFM

How he manages to juggle all the controls at his desk and Continue reading “Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’”

Arab Horses in Oman looking splendid before an event.

One of my favourite photos is this of Arab Horses in Oman decked out in traditional silver.  Marco Polo wrote about them in his book ‘The Travels’ –  “and the merchants take a great number of Arab horses to that market (of India from Al Balid)”

Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’
Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’

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Special Offer on Oman UNESCO Book ready to launch on February 14

Do you live in Oman? Would you like a great price on the book ‘Walking through History’? Its all about Oman’s 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bat, Al Ayn and Al Kutm; Bahla; 5 Aflaj Systems and the Land of Frankincense.

Filled with unique colour images and well researched information – this is the first Coffee Table Book about Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites .

If you want it as a gift or to enjoy yourself – Crème de la Crème magazine have decided to help support the book’s launch.

Walking Through History Book offers
Walking Through History Book offers

Pick up a copy of the new February issue of Crème de la Crème magazine. Then take the magazine into their office of the building on ’ al Elm Street‘ in Al Khuwair ‘(opposite the Platinum Hotel off Dohat al Adab Street ) – and you will get Rial Omani 5/- off a copy of the book – its already in the Al Roya warehouse for the launch on February 14th.

Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule

I dropped into Al Roya’s office and saw the ‘dummy’ of my book.

Front Cover Book Walking Through History
Front Cover Book Walking Through History

All the pages have Continue reading “Walking Through History – sample of printed book arrives – so the publication is on schedule”

National Museum Muscat

I had an interesting visit to the workshop where exhibits for the new National Museum are being made.

Alessandro explains the boats
Alessandro explains the boats

From renovating old boats , through to Continue reading “National Museum Muscat”

International Museum Day 2012 Oman Land of Frankincense Museum in Salalah

As the 18th May is International Museum Day I thought

Snakes of Bronze
Snakes of Bronze

it would be nice to have a picture from Oman’s Land of Frankincense Museum in Salalah, probably my favourite Museum in Oman.

If you are interested in learning more about Frankincense, Oman is the source of Boswellia Sacra and my book ‘The Land of Frankincense’ has over 180pages about this mystical product and the land it grows in. 

The Land of Frankincense
The Land of Frankincense

Gershwin and Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House

We enjoyed an evening of Gershwin and Felix Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House,

Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala
Royal Opera House Orchestra Dell Accademia Teatro Alla Scala

while Thunder & Lightning played outside around Muscat.
Gershwin’s music was Continue reading “Gershwin and Mendelssohn at the Royal Opera House”

Omani Wedding near Muscat

I enjoyed attending an Omani Wedding near Muscat. Dressed in traditional Omani dress with the addition of a formal Khunjar (dagger) &

Three Omani Bridegrooms at Omani Wedding near Muscat
Three Omani Bridegrooms

Saif (sword) three Omani Bridegrooms looked Continue reading “Omani Wedding near Muscat”

Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book – ‘Oman Living Traditions’

Hot on the heels of Tonny’s art exhibition, Abdullah Al Shuhi has launched his new book ‘Oman Living Traditions’ at Bait al Baranda.

Abdullah Al-Shuhi Photographer
Abdullah Al-Shuhi Photographer

I first met Abdullah almost 20 Continue reading “Abdullah Al Shuhi’s new book – ‘Oman Living Traditions’”