Friday, July 21, 2006

More Evidence For My Quote

More evidence for my quote Syria is homeland of mankind.
Kesab (kassab).


Friday, July 14, 2006

Syria Is The Homeland Of Mankind

So said one of French writers (remind me!)

Monday, July 10, 2006

World Cup Celebrations In Aleppo

After the final whistle of last penalty shot, all people ran to the streets. Even they didn't wait the award and cup delivery ceremony. And my friend and I too didn't wait and took cams into the streets. I can't remember ever this kind of huge outcoming into streets of Aleppo. Masses were of everykind, of every corner of Aleppo, of every style and class.

Football fans pics.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ariha اريحا

Ariha is one of Syria's olive production towns. Located near to Idlib, it has a good location as to being on the Aleppo-Lattakia highway.

In Ariha, there is a hill which is called "40 mountain" which entertains some good restaurants. One of them is "abu artin".

White And Violet Interference

White and Violet Interference
Originally uploaded by hovic.
I don't know the name of this flower.

The Downtown Of Aleppo

As you will see here, Aleppo is full of the signs of many offices, which hang mostly in the streets across.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Aleppo 30ies Buildings

Sarjella Serjilla سرجيلا سرجيلة

Serjilla (Arabic:سيرجيلة) is one of the best preserved of the Dead Cities in northwestern Syria. It is located in the Jebel Riha, approx. 65 km north from Hama and approx. 80 km southwest from Aleppo, very close to ruins of an another "dead city" of Bara.

Two storey villa in SerjillaThe settlement arose in a natural basin and prospered from cultivating of grapes and olives. A bath complex indicates the wealth of the community. Unusually, it was built in 473, already during the time of Christianity. In 1899 an archeological team from the Princeton University discovered a large mosaic on the main hall floor but it had disappeared when the team returned six years later. Traces of now destroyed murals were found on the walls as well. Next to the baths stands an andron, a meeting place for men. Further east there was a small church but not much remains of it. Among ruins of numerous residential houses it is worth to mention a two storey villa which still stands today. In two lower rooms one can still see an arch which would have supported the ceiling. This feature was typical in the Dead Cities. Behind the villa there is a sunken building with an olive press.