All posts tagged “Syria

I visited Syria in 2011, just before the war. These posts story are base on that visit only, where some stories may not be relevant anymore or some pictures are now only history and does not exist anymore….

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Arabian Windows

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

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Palmyra

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.

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The Souk of Aleppo

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

Window with a View

 

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

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The Umayyad Mosque

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