Sunday, April 29: Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post for this week is Shelter. For inspiration, Jake writes: “A shelter is a basic architectural structure or building that provides cover. Shelter has become the staple of everyday life on Earth. Types are Air-raid shelter. Animal shelter, Bivouac shelter, Blast shelter, Bus shelter, Emergency shelter, Homeless shelter, Hut (dwelling), Rock shelter, Transitional shelter, Women’s shelter, Bothy, Ramada (shelter).”
Here is a shelter I found this weekend at the beautiful village of Balad Sayt in the middle of the Hajar Mountains in Oman. In Oman, with temperatures ranging from 100-120 Fahrenheit, the insides of cars get extremely hot. Many parking lots, even here at the university, have open air parking spots with awnings built over them. Here is a makeshift shelter for a villager’s SUV. Living in Balad Sayt, the people must preserve their cars, because they’re so far from civilization. Without a car, they would be totally isolated.