Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Corner View - The End Of My Street




The theme of this week's Corner View, chosen by Daan, is The End of Your Street. My street is a fairly typical one here in the Salalah area, lined with coconut palm trees, with a view of the Dhofar Mountains in the distance. In the mornings I drive up this street and turn left to go to work, and in the evenings I jog up there and turn right. As I have done so, I have watched that house at the end of the street being built over the last few months. Now, as you can see, it's finished, and a family has moved in. Houses here tend to be big, as families typically have more than ten children. My own is somewhat more modest, and it's just behind the trees in the third photo. I have been here for two years, which is quite a long time for me to stay in one place. Time to move on soon. Where do you think I should go next?

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16 comments:

  1. Lucky you driving through this street daily, with the beautiful palm trees. mmm your next destination..maybe something that is completely the opposite?

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  2. I'm so glad I found your blog - one of the reasons I joined corner view.

    I can second Ida Nielsen from above, and I guess you can find out why ;-)

    If you do so, be sure to come to Hamburg!

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  3. Great house at the end of your street! Can't imagine it in Paris ;-)

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  4. you have already visited so many countries, do you still have some on your dream list ??

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  5. How about Hawaii? Sound good?

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  6. You should try to live in an african country now, I have always dreamt of Malawi...

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  7. i always try to picture your world. thanks for this peak. p.s. your portrait series is amazing!!! hugs! p.s. i wonder where you´ll go next too...

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  8. Nice street ... look forward to reading where you are moving next :)
    also ps: wonderful portrait series, all of them!

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  9. Japan?!
    But you've been here..maybe some place you haven't been yet?
    Exciting to be at a point on the road where you know it's time to move ...somewhere...!

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  10. this landscape and climate looks very similar to arizona. go there - you'll feel right at home!

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  11. If you are a pesrson of advanture i recommend you to travel to jamaica as your next destination................
    Ahmed
    SO LONG

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  12. how about iceland? that would be super adventurous.

    the bit about 10 kids still has me reeling. do you mean 10 kids and many servants? yowser. your views always give me something to think about, ian.

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  13. Oh am I late? Did you decide up?
    I'm curious what's your criteria to choose your next destination?
    Well, without any data how true to advise you go to X-land, or Y but..

    I think you should go to Istanbul. I do not know if you've been to but the city has everything itself. You can find a little Paris, a little Venice, a little Germany, a little London, a little Iran, a little Egypt, a little South Africa,.. A well known fact that Istanbul is a cosmopolite city, including people from all parts of the world. Because of the economic crisis hitting the money markets globally, the number of foreigners immigrating to the city is in increase! Could you please share your next destination when you come up.

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  14. Nihal, thank you, I have been to Turkey twice and I agree that Istanbul is a wonderful city. I have a Turkish friend who has invited us to stay on his farm, so I may even go a third time. Next month I will be in Spain and Gibraltar.

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