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Syria as it used to be – part 2

December 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Culture

The second part of this collection of images from Syria over the past 150 years from Camille Alexandre Otrakji.

You can see part 1 here. The final part will be posted next Friday.

This week: a band of musicians in Aleppo in 1915, the Aleppo Citadel in 1910, the Nestle building in Aleppo in 1920, a sabeel in Damascus in 1870 and a tree-lined avenue in Damascus from 1913.

This is part of Alex’s family collection of historic photographs from the Middle East.

You can see them here:

You can search by category of keyword for specific image topics here:

Thanks to Dima for drawing my attention to them.


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Umniyya // Dec 19, 2010 at 8.34 am

    so beautiful.
    i wish the syrian bloggers would launch an activity or something to scan photos they might have in their drowers for their grandparents.
    i will scan my grandparents’ photos -taken on 1930 maybe – when i get back home.


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