Sahl Hawran (Hawran plain), Natural landscape and agriculture

Natural landscape and agriculture in Sahl Hawran (Hawran plain)

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, stone arches

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, stone arches

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, twin crusader castles, stone arch

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, Arabic inscription

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a twin crusader castle, Arabic inscription

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri, the cold section (barrani)

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

in the Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Ghab plain: thatched mud houses, 1963

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

Aerial photograph of Palmyra mountain ranges

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

Palmyra, Hadrian’s Arch, , 3rd century A.D., view from south at the entrance to colonnaded street

A view in Wadi Barada

A view in Wadi Barada

A view in Wadi Barada

A view in Wadi Barada

Remains of the main entrance of Nabu Temple, Palmyra

Remains of the main entrance of Nabu Temple, Palmyra

Bridge over the Euphrates at Raqqa

Bridge over the Euphrates at Raqqa

As-Sa'a roundabout in the city of Raqqa

As-Sa’a roundabout in the city of Raqqa

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

Church of the Armenians in ar-Raqqa

The Euphrates in Raqqa

The Euphrates in Raqqa

A view of an-Nuri mosque and the Kilaniyya norias (water wheels), Hama

A view of an-Nuri mosque and the Kilaniyya norias (water wheels), Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

Noria (waterwheel) in Hama

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

The village al-ʿAmarna, with the tall (left) and the Euphrates plain in the back

North-East Syria, Kurdish wedding celebration

North-East Syria, Kurdish wedding celebration

The Mount Hermon covered by snow

The Mount Hermon covered by snow

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

An abandoned building in Circassian district, Raqqa

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

Aleppo: multi-colored facade of Mamluk-Ottoman Hammam Yalbugha an-Nasiri

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

An inscription on the wall of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

The northern-eastern tower of Damascus Citadel

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Jisr ash-Shughur, Qalʿat ash-Shugr wa-Bakas, a general view of the the valley around the twin castle

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Great Mosque, courtyard and prayer hall facade

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

Domes of as-Salamiyya historical bath from the outside

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

The cold (barrani) section of as-Salamiyya historical bath

Hama, general view of the "Four Norias", the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat

Hama, general view of the “Four Norias”, the two Bischriyyat and two Uthmaniyyat