While digging deep in my “photo archive”, which is the horrible mess of files spread on more than three external hard drives, I came across the below photos of Old Aleppo. I still remember the day I took the photos as if it was yesterday. And in one the photos, the one showing the traditional Friday breakfast “Fool” or Fava Beans, I can still state the sourness of the lemon juice and the salt with the onion slices every time I look at the photos.
I have always had that feeling of affinity with my home city; Aleppo. I started to realise how much history this city had when I read about it and went to visit the places I had read about. The layers of history Aleppo has makes it a mixture of present, past and past of the past. Things have changes recently because of the war and the destruction of a big part of the old city.
I’ve chosen some of my favourite photos of Aleppo that I took over my several holidays there. I’ve decided not to include date and place info as the purpose of this gallery is not to document but to publicise art and the beauty of an old city that has endured quite a lot recently.