Damascus Sand Storm
Once a year Damascus is getting for a couple of hours a yellow colour caused by sand storm
Damascus Syria, Festivities after the re-election of Bashar al Assad as President June 2007
Typical apartement in Rotana Suite Hotel in Damascus Mazzeh
The Atrium of the Queen Center Rotana Suites Hotel which is situated in the City Mall in Damascus Mazzeh
Syrian Amusement Park 2007 in Damascus. Hand Driven...
Most of the public transport is made by these 12 seater vans. The flat rate within the Damascus is 5S...
the preferred pass time on a friday afternoon is a picnic with the family in the shade of a tree.
Wikipedia: "Tishreen Park is one of the largest and popular parks in Damascus. It is home to the year...
Syrian Railways 2006
Al Jalaa Park next to the Four Season Hotek in Damascus Syria
Hidjaz Station was built at the end of 19th beginning 20th century and was part of the ambitious Bagh...
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.