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Old Posted Jul 26, 2008, 1:42 PM
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Syrian Cities.

Some pics of our visit to this fascinating country in the Middle east.
With my girlfriend and our little son, we travelled from Damscus to Palmyra, Hama, Aleppo and back to Damascus,
all by public transport and taxi's.

I Damascus. New Town.


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Interesting...I've never seen pics of there before. That pic of the 55 Chevy cracks me up...lime green was not an available choice in color when they were manufactured...
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great photographs/very interesting.....a city we don't get to see very often.
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Interesting, a really rare city!
Looks more European than I expected.
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Wow, thanks for the pictures. A very interesting set. Haven't ever really seen a Damascus photo tour like this. Looks like a charming city.
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great pics. looks like a nice city, kinda funky...except for the posters of the dicator.

this shot reminds me of D.C./Paris and San Antonio all in one...



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Now that was interesting, haven't seen much of Syria.
Thanks for posting!
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Thanks for the nice comments.
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Looks more European than I expected.
That's the truth for the modern part of the city. I will continue with the old part soon. That part looks much more oriental.
And after all, Damascus is one of the oldest, if not the oldest city in the world!


So, to be continued!
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We need to see more threads on Arab countries. These were great photos.
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Interesting photos. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see pictures of the old parts.
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thanks, these are sweet photos.
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Looks very well lived in - seem to be enough air conditioners, and too many cars.

Thank you for a glimpse of the other side.
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brilliant pictures - more please - Damascus is the world's oldest city and full of wonders.
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interesting. do you have any pictures of the historic sites there?
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Thanks for the very positive reactions!
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interesting. do you have any pictures of the historic sites there?
Sure, the old cities of Damascus, Aleppo and Hama. And the ancient sites of Palmyra, Apamea, Krak De Chevaliers, St-Simeon, Masyaf, Ma'loula,, Seydnaya and the Cities of Dead...

So a lot of pictures to show, but I have to take cvare of my limited bandwith.

I continue with the old town of Damascus.

II Damascus: Old Town.

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Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world , before Al Fayyum, and Gaziantep. Its current population is estimated at about 1.67 million. The city is a governorate by itself, and the capital of the governorate of Rif Dimashq.
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Coming soon: the fantastic Umayyad Mosqque and surroundings !
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wow so cool, a city already ancient when the Egyptians started on the pyramids.

Ive heard the population of Damascus is 6 million.
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