in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

Ghuta of Damascus, aerial photograph of some orchards

Ghuta of Damascus, artificial irrigation canal system

Ghuta of Damascus, artificial irrigation canal system

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

View of an orchard in the Ghuta of Damascus

Ghuta of Damascus, olive trees in a grove

Ghuta of Damascus, olive trees in a grove

Fruit and vegetable growing in the Ghuta of Damascus

Fruit and vegetable growing in the Ghuta of Damascus

Nomad tents on the outskirts of the Ghuta of Damascus

Nomad tents on the outskirts of the Ghuta of Damascus

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

Irrigation fields of ʿAyn at-Tina in Qalamun (mountainous region in southwest Syria)

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

A view of the Orontes river near Darkush

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

Tartus, museum in the former cathedral, view at western facade

A truck transporting raw cotton bags stops at some bedouin tents in Raqqa-countryside

A truck transporting raw cotton bags stops at some bedouin tents in Raqqa-countryside

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Jabal al-ʿArab, Camel

Jabal al-ʿArab, Camel

Tourists with a local resident at the Peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Tourists with a local resident at the Peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

At the peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

At the peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

South-west Syria: Qalamun Mountains, the village of Maʿlula with its light blue or white house paintings

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Upper Barada valley in Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Agriculture at the foot of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Agriculture at the foot of Jibal Lubnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Mountains)

Jabal al-ʿArab, natural landscape of volcanic mountain

Jabal al-ʿArab, natural landscape of volcanic mountain

Natural diversity in the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Natural diversity in the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view to the lower parts of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

General view of Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

The peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

The peak of Mount Hermon (Jabal Haramun)

Remaining stones of ancient building on the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

Remaining stones of ancient building on the Jabal Haramun (Mount Hermon)

al-Lajat region, ancient cistern for storing water

al-Lajat region, ancient cistern for storing water

Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

Agriculture on a mountain slope in Jabal al-ʿArab

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

The suspension bridge over the Euphrates in Dayr az-Zawr

Popular restaurants on both banks of the Barada River

Popular restaurants on both banks of the Barada River