View of the Shindagha district ...

View of the Shindagha district ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of the Shindagha district from the Bur Dubai side of Dubai Creek. In the foreground a man walks past an abra (ferry boat) with a cloth canopy sitting in shallow water on the right. Further beyond it a large dhow (sailboat) is beached in shallow water. On the left two rowboats sit on the shore, while nearby many people walk across the sand, past piles of coral. In the far distance a square stone watchtower, the Shindagha, rises high above the creek, while on the right one and two storey houses sit close together in the Shindagha district.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22869.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Dubai Creek; Shindagha
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 9 - 24, 1949

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