Wednesday, May 11, 2005

This is the Gallery for Across Australia

Just in case it makes people more enthusiastic, this is the gallery for the Across Australia Exhibition in Damascus.

This is the Gallery for Across Australia Detail of a door

The door to Khan Azem Pasha has a smaller door inset to allow access of people without letting the camels out. It also ensures that anyone entering or leaving has to do so bent over - a difficult postion to swing a sword from.
It is impossible to take a photo of the full door as you just cannot get far enough away in the narrow alley.

Looking up, Khan Azem Pasha View from the second floor of the Khan Azem Pasha.

This has to be one of the most spectacular gallery space I have seen. It is an old caravanserai in the centre of the Old City of Damascus. Camel trains would come in and the camels would stay loaded. There is a big pool in the centre, and the animals would move arond the area on the bottom. Small shops would be set up on the ground floor and all accommodation was on top. Each occupant was locked into his room from the outside at night to ensure the safety of the loads on the camels.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dorothy said...

Jenny. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I love reading your blog. Damascus looks fantastic! Thank you so much for your stories. Dorothy in Canberra.

4:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This image reminds me of an escher image... The photographs are works of art in their own right, thank you for doing such a professional job of making us all (or at least me) envious!

7:51 pm  
Anonymous Kim said...

I love this place, I want to see it. I agree with 'anonymous' it does look like an Esher picture. I am SOOOOOOOOOO jealous!

11:07 am  

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