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Scenes from Damascus





The oldest inhabited city in the world, I present to you Damascus.

These were taken in March 2009. Since I'd been to Damascus a couple of times before, I wasn't as trigger happy with the normal tourist shots, but instead worked on my interpretation of this bustling city the way I see it.

A nice surprise was the Sedneya Convent in the outskirts of Damascus, which looked as if it belonged in Greece rather than a predominantly Muslim country. Definitely the highlight of this trip.

Work in progress.

To see more shots of Damascus and the rest of Syria, please click on the thumbnail below:




Old Town Damascus
Old Town Damascus
Old Town Damascus
Old Town Damascus
Outside of Sedneya Convent
Outside of Sedneya Convent
Spice seller, Souk Al Hamidiyah
Spice seller, Souk Al Hamidiyah
t3%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f110906572.nf0pSAcH.jpg Entrance, Sedneya Convent
Entrance, Sedneya Convent
Head count, Souk Al Hamidiyah
Head count, Souk Al Hamidiyah
Streets of Old Town Damascus
Streets of Old Town Damascus
Barriers
Barriers
Alleyway
Alleyway
Hillside, Maloula Convent
Hillside, Maloula Convent
Tea
Tea
t3%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f110902183.Kzb0ZVrQ.jpg Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Souk al Hamidiyah
Souk al Hamidiyah
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Detail, Al Azem palace
Detail, Al Azem palace
Ommayad Mosque
Ommayad Mosque
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Indifferent
Indifferent
Spike
Spike
One
One
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Ommayad Mosque
Ommayad Mosque
Miles apart
Miles apart
All of me!
All of me!
Scent
Scent
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Exterior, Souk al Hamidiyah
Exterior, Souk al Hamidiyah
Al Azem Palace
Al Azem Palace
Courtyard, Ommayad Mosque
Courtyard, Ommayad Mosque
Olive soap
Olive soap
Me!
Me!
Al Azem Palace
Al Azem Palace
t1%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f110963405.mW1AHr4u.jpg t3%2f27%2f604827%2f4%2f110963727.yoamXlrD.jpg Maloula Convent
Maloula Convent
Sedneya Convent
Sedneya Convent
Snap
Snap
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