The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

The Byzantine Tower in Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi

Courtyard of guest wing (so called selamlik oder barrani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of guest wing (so called selamlik oder barrani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Courtyard of family wing (so called haramlik or jummwani) in Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

Raqqa/Rafiqa, An old photo of the remains of al-Banat palace before restoration

Raqqa, A side from al-Banat Palace

Raqqa, A side from al-Banat Palace

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

Remains of the Ummayad Palace in Jabal Says

Remains of the Ummayad Palace in Jabal Says

Remains of a ruined building in Jabal Says

Remains of a ruined building in Jabal Says

Fountain in al-ʿAzm Palace

Fountain in al-ʿAzm Palace

View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

View from the portico towards the entrance of dome hall, al-ʿAzm Palace

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Reception hall in al-ʿAzm Palace

Aleppo: Citadel, Palace, 13 C.

Aleppo: Citadel, Palace, 13 C.

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Abdelraouf Baydoun working with the craft of ‘Ajami in Qasr al-ʿAzm

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Bouquet of flowers and fruits in bowls on the wooden panels of Bayt ad-Dahhan (Funduq Qasr al-Mansuriyya), 18th century

Terrace with portico in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

Terrace with portico in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

Qasr al-ʿAzm, decorative niche in the dome hall

A hall in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

A hall in the upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

The dome hall in the upper floor of Qasr al-ʿAzm (Palace)

Squinch of the dome in the hall of upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

Squinch of the dome in the hall of upper floor, Qasr al-ʿAzm

The men's quarters (Salamlik), Qasr al-ʿAzm

The men’s quarters (Salamlik), Qasr al-ʿAzm

Qasr al-ʿAzm, terrace with portico in the upper floor

Qasr al-ʿAzm, terrace with portico in the upper floor

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Qasr al-ʿAzm, view of the ground floor courtyard

Remains of the pendentifs carrying the dome of the church at Ibn Wardan Palace

Remains of the pendentifs carrying the dome of the church at Ibn Wardan Palace

Main entrance of Ibn Wardan Palace

Main entrance of Ibn Wardan Palace

General view of Ibn Wardan Palace

General view of Ibn Wardan Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace

The northern arcade of the inner courtyard (juwwani), Asʿad Basha al-ʿAzm Palace