ALEPPO (SYRIA), PART TWO

Here is Part Two of the Aleppo pics (everything except the Citadel). Aleppo is the second largest city in Syria and has many impressive neighborhoods, some of which can be seen here. Go here for Part One (Aleppo Citadel).

The first part will focus on the Old City...

Bab Antakya, the entrance to "Downtown Aleppo" which is basically a big indoor souk (covering about a 1-mile long area). This entrance was built in the 1200s...



Inside the souk...



A shop selling lambs heads in the souk...



Outdoor shopping area nearby...



The Great Mosque...







The minaret in the Great Mosque was built in 1090.



Narrow streets (with tight traffic spots) in the Old City...



Now...to other neighborhoods...

First...one thing you see all over Syria (including in almost every business)...pictures of the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad...





Directions to various other cities/places (from the New City)--



Now...to Al-Jdeida, another old neighborhood in Aleppo (and with a substantial Christian population--including Armenians)...



A bilingual sign--in Arabic and Armenian...



An Armenian cathedral...





A Maronite church, also in Al-Jdeida...



An excellent meal (basically the "vegetarian combo meal"--yet much different from Greek/Middle Eastern "vegetarian combo meals" in the US) at a restaurant in Al-Jdeida...



A park in Aleppo with a lot of greenery (and the appropriately named Aleppo pine trees)...



Hope this sign says "paper mulberry" in Arabic!



And, finally...an Aleppo sunset...



All pictures were taken in April 2010 by Brandt Maxwell.

Go here for Part One of Aleppo (Citadel pics)

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Copyright 2010 Brandt Maxwell.