Oh Man, Oh Man, Oman

Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman

This postcard of the Omani capital, Muscat, came from Cresalde. The city has existed since the 1st century BC and is today a large city spanning 1500 square kilometers, with a population of 735 000 people. The city has seen major infrastructure developments take place since 1970 and is today a bustling multi-ethnic city with a vibrant and diverse economy. The origin of the name of the city is often disputed and various possibilities exist as to where the name came from. It could mean: “anchorage,” “hidden,” “inflated hide,” “falling place” or “strong-scented.” Personally, I ascribe to the view that Muscat means: Strong-scented inflated hide anchor hidden in the falling place. Check your graveyards! Follow the scent! There’s an anchor there somewhere! Although, it’s probably deflated by now… Jokes aside, I am very pleased with this postcard, thanks Cresalde!