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Syria as it used to be – part 3

December 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Culture

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

You can see part 1 here and part 2 here.

This week: the Victoria Bridge over the Barada River in Damascus in the 1870s. This bridge no longer exists, and this section of river is now underneath the Shukri Al-Kuwatli Highway. That’s followed by a section of the Damascus Old City wall in 1872. Then a bus in Damascus from 1920, a Jewish wedding in Aleppo in 1914, and finally, a street scene in Aleppo in 1900.


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

You can see them here: http://www.mideastimage.com

You can search by category of keyword for specific image topics here: http://www.mideastimage.com/search.php

Thanks to Dima for drawing my attention to them.



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