Saturday, February 27, 2010

Monochrome Weekend- Al Jahli Fort

One of the interesting sights here in Al Ain City is the Al Jahli Fort. It is one of the largest forts in the UAE and was built in 1890 until 1898 on orders of Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (also known as Zayed the 1st). Had undergone restoration but the historic fabric of the building has been carefully preserved. The fort was being restored under the project of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage under the directive of Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, chairman of ADACH, and transformed the building into a cultural center and tourist attraction. One of my monochrome posts featured the separate circular tower and the main entrance, this time let me feature this beauty that I saw when I revisited the place.

By the way, if you're planning to visit Al Ain City on April 2010, it is better if you will watch the performance of Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice with the American conductor John Fiore. To book your tickets, click here.

Am linking this post to Aileni's The Monochrome Weekend. Thank you Aileni.

Word of the day: makaan is the arabic term for a place . Salaam to all!


  1. The architecture is so different from the styles I know - fascinating!

  2. This looks cool..almost like a background for a movie! neat Misalyn-

  3. Great post, Misalyn! What an interesting building! And it does look as though it could be a movie set! Hope your weekend has gone well so far and that you are feeling better!

    Take care,


  4. Indeed able to provide the feeling of more than a thousand nights.

    Please have a wonderful Sunday.

  5. It's a beautiful fort and looks wonderfully restored. Your composition with the lone palm tree and the shadows is gorgeous!

  6. I like the lone tree and the tower - seems like a standoff.

  7. i love this shot Misalyn, so deep in character, and love your choice of song for your site.

  8. I just came from our desert here, but your desert is a far more urbanized desert.

    Love the shadow cast by the date tree (?)

    P.S. Try editing your photos on piknik, I think you can find this on your yahoo page. You can also do collage, though I have not tried this program yet.

  9. Wow perfect sepia, it reminds me of an online game that I use to play. Nice one Misalyn.


  10. Cool picture, great commentary, and an invite I'ld love to accept.

  11. Very cool and artsy as a monochrome photo! I've got to try that!

  12. hi missy,
    the shadow effect on this foto adds more drama to it.
    i'm learning something new about al-ain everytime i visit, may fortress pala dyan! ^0^

  13. very nice fort sis,have you ever been inside?hope your okey now sis. take care always....


  14. The desert is coming through my screen. In this case the sand-coloured sepia fitted very well.


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