Wooden old door, Madinat Dimashq al-Qadima

Wooden old door, Madinat Dimashq al-Qadima

Top view of a group of traditional houses in Saydnaya

Top view of a group of traditional houses in Saydnaya

Courtyard of the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

Courtyard of the monastery of Mar Musa al-Habashi

View of towards the city and the monastery of Saydnaya

View of towards the city and the monastery of Saydnaya

General view of modern residential buildings in Saydnaya

General view of modern residential buildings in Saydnaya

Khan al-ʿArus before the restoration, view from south-west

Khan al-ʿArus before the restoration, view from south-west

View of the city of Saydnaya with its monastery

View of the city of Saydnaya with its monastery

Mnin, Traditional village houses at the foot of the Qalamun Mountains

Mnin, Traditional village houses at the foot of the Qalamun Mountains

Houses of stone and concrete in Mnin

Houses of stone and concrete in Mnin

Mnin, general view of Qalamun mountain and the houses scattered on its slopes

Mnin, general view of Qalamun mountain and the houses scattered on its slopes

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Restaurant with terrasse and fountain in Mnin

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Hinterland of Yabrud in the early sixties: Ploughing with wooden plough, pulled by two horses

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Yabrud: making Burghul, in background a wall in a special pisé-technique

Upper part of the western facade, Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (Temple)

Upper part of the western facade, Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (Temple)

The western entrance of Maʿbad (temple) ad-Dumayr

The western entrance of Maʿbad (temple) ad-Dumayr

Roman grave behind the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Roman grave behind the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (temple), locally known as "the castle"

Maʿbad ad-Dumayr (temple), locally known as “the castle”

Tomb carved into the rock, ʿAyn as-Sahib

Tomb carved into the rock, ʿAyn as-Sahib

A general view of az-Zabadani city, which lies on the foothills of the the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

A general view of az-Zabadani city, which lies on the foothills of the the Anti-Lebanon Mountains

Ad-Dumayr, view of the temple from the inside

Ad-Dumayr, view of the temple from the inside

General view of Maʿlula

General view of Maʿlula

A grave carved in the rock, Maʿlula

A grave carved in the rock, Maʿlula

Interior view of a grave carved in the rocks, Maʿlula

Interior view of a grave carved in the rocks, Maʿlula

View from far to the Monastery of Mar Taqla, Maʿlula

View from far to the Monastery of Mar Taqla, Maʿlula

The Monastery of St Sergius, Maʿlula

The Monastery of St Sergius, Maʿlula

A view at the town of Maʿlula

A view at the town of Maʿlula

General view of the town of Maʿlula

General view of the town of Maʿlula

A view of the main facade, the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

A view of the main facade, the Convent of Our Lady of Saydnaya

The foothills of Antilibanon- Mountains overlooking the Zabadani plain

The foothills of Antilibanon- Mountains overlooking the Zabadani plain