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The other manhattan ....

Known as the Manhattan of the desert, included in the World Heritage Site in 1984 for its vertical architecture high rise buildings, skyscrapers authentic adobe bricks and straw! A maze of narrow alleys some or plaza "Sahat al - Husn" powdery sand in this ancient land. The tallest buildings with 5-8 floors rise about 40 - 50 meters, slightly less than the minaret of the main mosque in the city, "Sheikh Ma'ruf" an outer wall surrounding the city of adobe, gives the feeling that the clothes and custody. Arriving walked through the narrow streets of this medieval town, with incredible houses in clay, hermetic from the outside with windows to filter the light, its streets are a few people. If some children in the doorways of their homes, their animals were also goats, donkey sb, dogs and little else. As they occupy the bottom as stables in the skyscrapers, the family rest will narrow stairs in the old city of Shibam. Also we passed their wives, authentic black lumps did not know if they came face or back far decided to look at his feet, tip or heel! Eastern as me when they were gathering and wanted them out of a photo, in fear has become increpada. After a walk to see their subtle colors on the walls or watch the wooden doors with rivets in color. But mostly their capitals by way of triangles, I think that in a few places you can enjoy such a place. The ideal is to pass the "Wadi Shiban Sahil" dusty climb the hill and from there see the silhouette of the city of skyscrapers and towering into the sky, like a vision without a city that outshines the rest. The best time is sunset when the sun plays with the lights of the city, with its 500 houses surveyed, its 7 mosques. When children play their games of soccer in dusty fields Hadramaut Valley, where little has changed since I visited Thesiger.

El otro manhattan ....

Conocida como el Manhattan del desierto , incluida en el Patrimonio de la Humanidad en 1.984 por su arquitectura vertical ¡ altos edificios de varios pisos , autenticos rascacielos de ladrillos de adobe y paja !
Un laberinto de callejones algunos muy estrechos o su plaza " Sahat al - Husn" de arena polvorienta en esta tierra ancestral .

Se elevan los mas altos edificios con 5 a 8 plantas a unos 40 - 50 metros , un poco menos que el minarete de la mezquita principal de la ciudad " Sheikh Ma'ruf " una muralla exterior rodea la ciudad de adobe , da la sensación que la arropa y custodia .

Al llegar paseamos por las callejuelas de esta ciudad medieval , con increíbles casas en arcilla , hermeticas desde fuera , con ventanas para filtran la luz, en sus calles encontramos a poca gente .

Si algunos niños en los quicios de las puertas de sus viviendas , también estaban sus animales cabras , algún burro , perros y poco mas . Ya que ocupan la parte baja como establos en los rascacielos , el resto lo hara la familia por estrechas escaleras , en la vieja ciudad de Shibam .

Tambien nos cruzamos con sus mujeres , autenticos bultos de negro no sabia si venian de cara o de espalda a lo lejos ¡ decidi fijarme en los pies , punta o talón ! así me oriente cuando estaban de tertulia y quería sacarles alguna foto , con miedo ha ser increpada .

Despues de pasear ver sus colores discretos en las fachadas o contemplar las puertas de madera con remaches en colores . Pero sobre todo sus capiteles a modo de triangulos , creo que en pocos lugares se puede disfrutar de un lugar semejante .

Lo ideal es pasar el " Wadi Sahil Shiban " polvoriento subir la colina y desde ella ver la silueta de la ciudad de los rascacielos como se elevan hacia el cielo , una visión sin igual una ciudad que eclipsa al resto .

El mejor momento es el atardecer cuando el sol juega con la luces de la ciudad , con sus 500 casas censadas , sus 7 mezquitas .
Cuando los niños juegan sus partidos de fútbol en campos polvorientos del Valle de Hadramaut , donde poco han cambiado desde que lo visito Thesiger .
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The manhattan of the desert

Yemen, another incredible place: Shibam, called the Manhattan of the desert. It 'a block of 500 high-rise buildings of adobe, up to eight storeys high, resisting for centuries to every event. Shibam is located between the desert and arid plateaus Ramlat Al Sabatein. Very impressive watch the sunset from the top of a nearby hill.

La manhattan del deserto

Yemen, un altro posto incredibile: Shibam, definito la Manhattan del deserto.
E' un blocco di 500 grattacieli di terra cruda, alti fino ad otto piani, che resistono da secoli ad ogni evento.
Shibam si trova tra il deserto del Ramlat Al Sabatein ed aridi altipiani.
Molto suggestivo assistere al tramonto dall'alto di una vicina altura.
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