Your humble photographer himself, on a hillside overlooking the entirely mud-brick town of Shibam, known as 'the Manhattan of the Desert'

Shots from a photographic trip I took in 1997 to the glorious, rarely visited, oft-maligned and massively underrated ancient land of Yemen - one of only a few countries in the world continuously populated since at least 2,500 BC, whose capital - Sana'a - is named after the biblical Noah's son, Shem.

Despite its reputation for war, kidnapping of foreign tourists and, more recently, breeding terrorists, this is truly a magnificent country that abounds in history, culture, uniquely beautiful architecture and stunning landscapes — as well as some of the most fantastically generous and hospitable people I've ever met.

It's also one of the most exciting places in the world to roam around with a camera, and I hope these shots give you some flavour of the wonders that await you should you ever get the opportunity to travel there.


  1. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @escudero @meryl @yokekei @alpaslai @weidong @sweetyyydreams @andrejrusskovskij @sprofishgel @londongoth @fisheyemary @istionojr @mafiosa @rik041 Thank you all so very much for your generous likes and comments on my Yemen album - you're the BEST...! :-)

  2. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    I love this one!

  3. sharktopus
    sharktopus ·

    A truly amazing album i wish i could like it more than once!!!

  4. troch
    troch ·

    Lovely album!!!!!!!!!!!

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