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Cant let the capital city down so in the interest of fairness here are some old pics of AD

Site of the now Muqta bridge and old watch tower.
I remember helping to excavate the stone age remains of dwellings just on the far bank on the right hand side, similar structures to Skara Brae in Shetland.



"Taken from the roof of the BP Arabian Agency Depot Engineer's house, this shows his depot and not too far away the famouse Beach Hotel. This was located where the old Corniche hospital is now. We are looking towards the town (village) and the port road that was later constructed would be running a bit to the left of the picture. "


main street in Abu Dhai 1966


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off the wall one but this is an impression of Abu Dhbai at about 8 million years ago.
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some good ones here but i cant copy them
http://www.codraiphotographs.com/a/gallery.php

corniche in the 50's and 60's
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not busy at work then mate?
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Never seen that second photo of 'Baba Zayed' before..............think the whole thing is beautiful(not talking technical or repro)
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
not busy at work then mate?
bored shitless waiting for someone or in fact anyone to make a desicion. mine was i cant do anything until they do so i'll do bugger all for a while
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Never seen that second photo of 'Baba Zayed' before..............think the whole thing is beautiful(not talking technical or repro)

it is cool and maybe if a few of the current generation had used a torch to read by instead of a 40,000,000MW generator things might not be so ****ed up these days
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it is cool and maybe if a few of the current generation had used a torch to read by instead of a 40,000,000MW generator things might not be so ****ed up these days
Absolutely agree.
That photo 'speaks' volumes and is great testimony to the romantic notion that this guy was truly an anthropologist and alright dude.
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40,000,000MW generator
wow, id like to be on the commissioning team of that bad boy..hoohaa
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Absolutely agree.
That photo 'speaks' volumes and is great testimony to the romantic notion that this guy was truly an anthropologist and alright dude.
Did you mean he was an expert on human societies or did you mean philanthropist?
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[QUOTE=shiva;5993089]Cant let the capital city down so in the interest of fairness here are some old pics of AD

Site of the now Muqta bridge and old watch tower.
I remember helping to excavate the stone age remains of dwellings just on the far bank on the right hand side, similar structures to Skara Brae in Shetland.

Skara Brae is in the Orkneys. You are thinking of Jarlshoff in the Shetlands.
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Cant let the capital city down so in the interest of fairness here are some old pics of AD

Site of the now Muqta bridge and old watch tower.
I remember helping to excavate the stone age remains of dwellings just on the far bank on the right hand side, similar structures to Skara Brae in Shetland.

Skara Brae is in the Orkneys. You are thinking of Jarlshoff in the Shetlands.
yup got funcused, meant the orkneys
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wow, id like to be on the commissioning team of that bad boy..hoohaa
wouldnt we all lol. Thats a wet trouser moment for the PG boys
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wouldnt we all lol. Thats a wet trouser moment for the PG boys
absolutely, id be in synchronising heaven
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