Sunday, May 27, 2007

Best Of March-April 2007

As to Flickr's interestingness system, which is mysterious for all :), the best of my shots during March and April of this year is shown below:

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Shamamis (Shmeimis) Castle

Syria, south-east Hama.
The sign board says:
The castle is built by Homsi (Emesa) princes in the first century B.C., and then devastated by earthquakes.
In 613, it was again ruined by Arab-Persian wars.
At the period of Islamic rule, it was neglected, until 1229 Ayoubid prince of Homs rebuilt it.
Mongolian tribes ruined it once more in 1260.
Al-Daher Bibros king rebuilt it after Mongolian disaster, and till today it is what left from that era.
ADIYAT association says it is still being ruined by careless people.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Deiruni, Dar Qita, Babiska Locations Of Dead Cities

Do you want to enjoy the silence? the feeling of carried away in the time tunnel to ancient ages?
Here it is.
Deiruni Church:

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Dar Qita location:

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Babiska location:

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