Discovering Jabreen Castle (Bahla, Sultanate of Oman 2017)
As I explored the interiors of Jabreen Castle, this door leading to one of the palace courtyards really caught my attention, inviting the warm outside light to penetrate inside the cool interior of the halls, full of shadows. Built in the late 17th century, Jabreen Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Oman. What makes this castle so unique is that it was built during a time of peace, constructed as a palace by a ruler who was passionate about science and art and that made it the most beautiful historic castle found in the Sultanate. The castle is three stories tall, features two towers, numerous receptions halls, dining areas, meeting rooms, a courtroom, a library, and classrooms. The interior design of the castle features decorated windows, wooden balconies, arches with inscribed Arabic calligraphy, and breathtaking ceiling artwork.
Photo made during a #NGExpeditions trip to #Oman, traveling the sands of time.