Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Another Picture Of The Eclipse Of Sun

Another picture of the eclipse of Sun.
Here is also on the right side you see the eclipsed part. 12:58h
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Solar Eclipse In Aleppo By My Cam

Solar Eclipse in Aleppo by my cam.
At about 14:00 it happened to be the most elipsed view of the sun.
This pic I have taken today at that time. 12:56h
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Mazar Mash-had Al Huseini

Mazar Mash-had Al-huseini. This is found on the outskirts of Aleppo, now inside. Just near to Radio station.
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Monday, March 27, 2006

Al-Ghab Area

This is located between Idlib and Hama regions. There flows Orontes river (Al-Assi), well known in history.Here precipitations are abundant, so has it green color, rich soil for crops. A tiny beautiful lake, just we were passing by, noted for its shining water, friendly surroundnig.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Madrasa Sultaniye

The other face of Al Mamlouki mosque near entrance of citadel. Aleppo.
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I'm taking my dear anonymous comments for granted, as he follows the correctness of the info here, and posting his comments here. So he says this is not mamlouki era mosque. the mosque above is al zahiriya or sultania medressa inside is buried the son of saladin al zaher ghazi.(ayyoubi era)

Thanks a lot. I looked to the name of the mosque while photographing, but just forgot when came to post it here, as a lot of photographs I had in my cam, and confused what it could be.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Old Buildings Around The Citadel of Aleppo

Log in Citadel

Log in Citadel.
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A Walk Around Yellow And Green. Citadel In Spring

Today as many times already, I was with my friend at the citadel's cafe's. A great night, with lights all turned on, it is looking like a gem in the sky. Some nice chat, with a glass of Nescafe on the table, will look perfect.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Images from Slenfeh

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This scene of snow really reminds someone of Austria, but it is still in moderate climate zones, e.g. in Syria. We have such beatiful places, things for every taste, but I think no one till now thought about having skiing or other winter sports centers.

Slenfeh, Syria.

Slenfeh Road Through Snow

Slenfeh, located 50km east to Lattakia, on 1200-1600m altitude, is the highest point in Syria. It has the coldest weather in winter, here snows while maybe in Lattakia, people walk with shirts.
The beautiful nature of Slenfeh is attracting. It is near also to Salah El-din castle, and to Al-Ghab plains from the other side.
It worths being here for snow-mad people, but I don't know if there is skiing entertaining resorts.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

United Colors Of Citadel.

United colors of citadel.
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United Colors Of Aleppo

United colors of Aleppo. A lady was spreading the clothes, and I waited until she disappeared, to take the shot :)
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Ommayad Mosque At Night

The Ommayad Mosque at night. Aleppo's biggest mosque, and the most important.
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I would like to put here the comment of anonymous, as it is related directly to information about the mosque.
'...domed fountain of the Great Mosque of Aleppo, also known as the Umayyad or Zacharia Mosque. Zacharia, [St. John the Baptist's father] remains were transfered there from the Citadel by the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the 13th century. St. John, or Yehya is buried in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. The fountain was constructed in the year 965 A.D. by Qarghaweh, the servant of Saif al-Dawla al-Hamadani, of the Alawite Dynasty of the Hamadanid of Mosul and Aleppo'

The Oldest Square Of Aleppo At Night

The oldest square of Aleppo at night. Bab Al-Faraj
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Just to add the commentator's note here:
The Square has undergone many alterations over the years,it was the nerve center of the growing city,where many hotels and travel agencies were located.The Clock Tower was built in 1898 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul- Hamid the 2nd,who ordered the erection of similar towers in major Cities.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Aleppo. The Ball

Aleppo. The ball. But what is this?
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The central square of Saadalla Aljabiri. Hotel Siyahi is seen in the picture.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Door Of Al-Matbakh Al-Ajami

Aleppo. The old city. Door of Al-Matbakh Al-Ajami.
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Salah El-Din Castle (Saladdin)

One of world's unique places. This is the gorge where road comes to the castle.

The gorge of Salah El-din Castle. Syria.
One of world's unique places.
The walls are about 50-60 m high, and totally straight standing. If you look to the sky here, as if they want to prevent your sight.

Many caves are there around the castle. All are naturally, but maybe then suited to hide people.

Your childhood dream's Castle. As in fairy tales.

How is the look of nature from Salah El-din Castle's top. At far point of the picture you see a lake. If someone remembers let write here.

The difficult tortuous road of the castle.
Actually here is the road very twisty, and dangerous. You can't see who is coming against you, the sight range is narrow. Constantly you have to blow the horn of the car.

More than fifty castles -- and given the idiosyncrasies of the terraineach of them notably different from the others -- remain as witnesses to Syria's ancient and varied history.

The Phoenicians still held the site when Alexander invaded Syria in 333 B.C.

Qalaat Saladin (Saladin's Castle) was, according to art historian Ross Burns (Monuments of Syria), "The most romantic of the castles". To architectural historian Fedden (Crusader Castles), "this was the finest and best preserved of the feudal castles prior to the profound modification in defensive architecture that came at the end of the twelfth century." For art critic and journalist Deschamps, "Other castles were built with economy and precision. It on the other hand is sprawling, solid and magnificent.