Interior of a house, Damascus, Holy Land, (i.e. Syria). Photomechanical print, 1890s

Interior of a house, Damascus, Holy Land, (i. Photomechanical print, Oh wow! Where my paternal great grandfather from.

damascus style. I'm always soothed and refreshed by the spare sophistication of these small stone sitting rooms with Islamic patterns. (It moves me to alliterate, apparently.) Would definitely consider having a room inspired by this aesthetic in my own home. -RS

I'm always soothed and refreshed by the spare sophistication of these small stone sitting rooms with Islamic patterns. (It moves me to alliterate, apparently.) Would definitely consider having a room inspired by this aesthetic in my own home.

The Suleiman the Magnificent Suite at Beit Al Mamlouka, a seventeenth-century house turned hotel in Damascus's Old City

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The Suleiman the Magnificent Suite at Beit Al Mamlouka, a seventeenth-century house turned hotel in Damascus's Old City- that arch!

Tree of Life Mosaic, Umayyad Grand Mosque Gallery, Damascus, Syria by David, via Flickr

Tree of Life Mosaic, Umayyad Grand Mosque Gallery, Damascus, Syria by David, via Flickr

Nizam House Restoration, Damascus, Syria. -Interior view, Grapes Room, carved stone decoration detail, before intervention | Archnet

Nizam House Restoration, Damascus, Syria. -Interior view, Grapes Room, carved stone decoration detail, before intervention | Archnet

Syria before war

Damascus special juice stand at the eastern gate of the Umayyad where I was advised to drink pressed pomegranate juice to get over my cold and it worked!

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