Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Palmyra, View from hilltop towards the Valley of the tombs and the palm groves

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) behind palm trees

Arch of Triumph (Qaws Hadrian) behind palm trees

as-Saray al-Kabir, a view of the plaza in front of Aleppo citadel’s entrance

as-Saray al-Kabir, a view of the plaza in front of Aleppo citadel’s entrance

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A small pathway in the Ghuta of Damascus

A villa under construction in the Ghuta of Damascus

A villa under construction in the Ghuta of Damascus

Shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya, currently selling candles for the Palm Sunday procession

Shop in Suq al-Buzuriyya, currently selling candles for the Palm Sunday procession

Temple of Bel behind palm trees

Temple of Bel behind palm trees

Palm groves

Palm groves

General view of Bel Temple among the palm trees

General view of Bel Temple among the palm trees

General view of Bel Temple with the palm trees

General view of Bel Temple with the palm trees

The Great Colonnade behind the palm trees

The Great Colonnade behind the palm trees

Palmyra, Palm grove, view at Bel Temple

Palmyra, Palm grove, view at Bel Temple

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Palm trees in Palmyra oasis

Dayr Zakka (monastery), detail of a mosaic, showing the palm

Dayr Zakka (monastery), detail of a mosaic, showing the palm

Dayr Zakka (monastery), mosaic in a destroyed part of the building, showing a palm, a fallow deer and birds

Dayr Zakka (monastery), mosaic in a destroyed part of the building, showing a palm, a fallow deer and birds

Peasants returning home from work in their palm grove passing by Bel temple

Peasants returning home from work in their palm grove passing by Bel temple

Olive groves near Harim

Olive groves near Harim

A general view of the remnants of the ancient city of Palmyra towards the south eastern palm groves

A general view of the remnants of the ancient city of Palmyra towards the south eastern palm groves

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

View from the palm groves to the south-eastern corner of Bel Temple

Folk Music

Folk Music

Ghuta landscape with view over the south of Damascus to Jabal Qasyun, 2007

The Ghuta, the Former Paradise Belt around Damascus

General view of Suq al-Buzuriyya

Suq al-Buzuriyya: History in a Perfume Bottle

An olive grove in the Ghouta of Damascus

Picnic in the Ghuta – Changes Over the Last 70 Years