I accepted a photo challenge from Indah Susanti, (I explained about her in my previous post here) which is a combination of two challenges: Black and White 5 Days Photo Challenge and Five Photos – Five stories Challenge. This is Day 2 of the Photo… Read More
What is ‘window’? According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, a definition of window is: “an opening especially in the wall of a building for admission of light and air that is usually closed by casements or sashes containing transparent material (as glass) and capable of being… Read More
To the local, Palmyra is Tadmor, a small town in the middle of Syrian dessert, Northeast of Damascus; at the junction between Baghdad, Damascus and Aleppo. Palmyra was an established caravan oasis when it came under Roman control in the mid-first century AD, as part of the Roman province of Syria. Its importance was because of the trade route linking Persia, India and China with the Roman Empire, marking the crossroad for several civilisations in the ancient world.
Its discovery in the modern history in the 17th and 18th century AD then contributed to the revival of classical architectural styles and urban design in the West.
Today Palmyra is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, however, this is also in the middle of war zone, thus makes it one of so many Syrian important historical sites that is bound to disappear due to human anger.
This photo gallery conclude my post series on Syria. I still have so many photo and stories of my overland travel through Syria and Jordan, which I share it as a book.
Initially I didn’t intend to show pictures or write about mosque in my Syrian series anymore, but this morning, I heard the news that the Minaret of one of the great mosques has finally fallen down to rubble due to the civil war in Syria.… Read More
As a normal woman, I love shopping, from grocery shopping in Carrefour Supermarket, to a fancy boutique to try on expensive new clothes by having the shop assistant helping me choose the right dress. My husband is just the same. He loves shopping and as… Read More
Palmyra – Syria
One of so many Roman ruins in Palmyra-Syria that we don’t know whether this listed UNESCO heritage site can survive the civil war in Syria
More stories post and pictures about Syria just before the war can be seen in my blog at Nin’s Travelog
The Umayyad Mosque is one of the most important mosques in the history of Islam; it holds a special significance to the Shi’ah Muslims. This was where the Prophet Muhammad made the walk from Baghdad (Iraq). The history of the building: Built originally as a… Read More
It was 2 years a go that we visited Damascus for a guided tour across Syria (read: The Old City of Damascus). But as we arrived in 2 days ahead of the tour, we managed to see Damascus with our own perception, and this was… Read More