Al-Madrasa al Kamiliyya, Iwan of the courtyard

Al-Madrasa al Kamiliyya, Iwan of the courtyard

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Habuba Kabira, in the courtyard clay bricks are lying out to dry

Near Tall Tamir, an Assyrian village, courtyard of a house with two later flattened domes of the original building

Near Tall Tamir, an Assyrian village, courtyard of a house with two later flattened domes of the original building

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

Kafra, in the courtyard behind a huge central hall house

In the outer courtyard of the ʿAzm-Palace, now the museum of the arts and popular traditions of Damascus

In the outer courtyard of the ʿAzm-Palace, now the museum of the arts and popular traditions of Damascus

Raqqa - Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Raqqa – Qasr al-Banat, inner courtyard

Bimaristan Arghun, main courtyard - capital decorated with muqarnas

Bimaristan Arghun, main courtyard – capital decorated with muqarnas

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a view of the circular aperture in the roof and the fountain in the middle courtyard

Bayt Ghazala, courtyard - northern facade

Bayt Ghazala, courtyard – northern facade

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, upper view of the inner courtyard and its fountain in the center

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

Damascus, Khan Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm, a circular aperture in the roof of courtyard

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

View inside the courtyard of Manjak Mosque

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard- entrances to single rooms

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard- entrances to single rooms

Damascus citadel, the prison courtyard in the north-east part

Damascus citadel, the prison courtyard in the north-east part

Jurn Kabir, a rural house, where each room has its own door opening on the courtyard

Jurn Kabir, a rural house, where each room has its own door opening on the courtyard

Madrasat al-Firdaws, courtyard and western arcade

Madrasat al-Firdaws, courtyard and western arcade

Khan Qurdbak, general view of the courtyard and the porticos

Khan Qurdbak, general view of the courtyard and the porticos

Khan Qurdbak, courtyard and eastern portico

Khan Qurdbak, courtyard and eastern portico

Khan as-Sabun, view of eastern gallery, northern inner facade and building part inside of courtyard

Khan as-Sabun, view of eastern gallery, northern inner facade and building part inside of courtyard

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard

Bimaristan an-Nuri, courtyard

Citadel of Aleppo, Maqam Ibrahim - inscription in the courtyard

Citadel of Aleppo, Maqam Ibrahim – inscription in the courtyard

Madrasat al-Firdaws, a view of the courtyard and the southern arcade

Madrasat al-Firdaws, a view of the courtyard and the southern arcade

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Bimaristan Arghun, view of main courtyard

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, interior view: courtyard, rooms from outside, arcade and the inner entrance

Takiyyat ash-Shaykh Abu Bakr, interior view: courtyard, rooms from outside, arcade and the inner entrance

Madrasat al-Firdaws, lobed octagonal basin in the centre of courtyard

Madrasat al-Firdaws, lobed octagonal basin in the centre of courtyard

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan's courtyard

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan’s courtyard

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan's courtyard

Khan al-Jumruk, general view of the mosque in the center of the Khan’s courtyard