A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

An apse in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

An apse in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

Exterior view of al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Exterior view of al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

Al-Bab ash-Sharqi (Eastern citygate), the eastern entrance to Old City of Damascus

A minaret rises above al-Bab ash-Sharqi

A minaret rises above al-Bab ash-Sharqi

A lateral Iwan at Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

A lateral Iwan at Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

al-Bab ash-Sharqi, a small arched side entrance

al-Bab ash-Sharqi, a small arched side entrance

Paintings in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

Paintings in Hananiya church in Bab Tuma quarter

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the south bastion facade

Bab al-Maqam, gate's arch

Bab al-Maqam, gate’s arch

Aleppo, Bab al-Maqam city gate, general view from south, ca. 1932 during French mandate

Aleppo, Bab al-Maqam city gate, general view from south, ca. 1932 during French mandate

Bab al-Maqam in Aleppo, general view

Bab al-Maqam in Aleppo, general view

Bab al-Maqam, part of the old city's wall

Bab al-Maqam, part of the old city’s wall

A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Bab al-Maqam, general view

Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, now the Riʿaya private school, Bab Tuma

Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, now the Riʿaya private school, Bab Tuma

The stairs of the Hananiya Church in Bab Tuma quarter

The stairs of the Hananiya Church in Bab Tuma quarter

A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

A side from the courtyard of Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Gate Tower

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Gate Tower

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Gate Tower

Citadel of Aleppo, general view of the Gate Tower

Citadel of Aleppo, a view from the main entrance showing the Gate Tower

Citadel of Aleppo, a view from the main entrance showing the Gate Tower

Safita, General view of the city showing the Donjon of the Templars

Safita, General view of the city showing the Donjon of the Templars

Safita, The Donjon of the Templars with a chapel in the ground floor

Safita, The Donjon of the Templars with a chapel in the ground floor

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Arwad, Ayyubid fort, entrance

Capital, Umayyad Mosque

Capital, Umayyad Mosque

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

Damascus, Glass Blowing Workshop near Bab Sharqi

The courtyard with fountain and Iwan, Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma

The courtyard with fountain and Iwan, Bayt Jubran Afandi Shamiyya, Bab Tuma