I usually add pictures of my travels directly in my photo studio or inside my articles about each destination. But my Photographic experience in Syria and Specially Aleppo was so breathtaking and troubling that it deserved to be published in a separate article of its own. After posting on my private facebook some of these pictures taken with the Leica Camera on my Pro 30 Pro, the reception was so impressive from public and private messages that I decided to share them to the world. The photos in this article were all taken in May 2019 during my visit around Syria which is summarized in my article: 5 Days Traveling around SYRIA during War Times. Being one of the first traveler in the country since 2011, I wanted to express the situation that Syrians have endured through those difficult years. Extensive details have been provided about my experience around the country, and for the purpose of clarity, I will only provide a few explanations about the photos taken in this article.
Pictures taken with a Huawei P30 Pro
All pictures have been taken with a Huawei P30 Pro with its amazing Leica Lens! The results are fascinating, showing the power a smartphone camera is now capable of. Earlier this year, I decided to shrink my gear and travel the whole year with only a camera that fits in my pocket. The Huawei P30 Pro, with its impressive 5x Optical zoom, had such good reviews that I decided to go all in with it. Here are the results.
Post-War Aleppo in Pictures
A City of over 8000 years old, the oldest inhabited city in the world, a masterpiece testifying of all the civilisations that have lived here, all built on top of each other, all reduced to ruins by stupid war… Such a loss for humanity…
View of the Christian quarter, heavily bombed during the war
Remaining of one of the main touristic Streets in Aleppo, leading to the Citadel at the end, with the Great Mosque of Aleppo in ruins on the right.
Syrian Kids, playing through destroyed Aleppo. Have only known a world with war since birth…
Destruction inside an ancient Ottoman home, taken through a keyhole in the Aleppo Souq. Mortar hole clearly visible on the dome, with many bullet holes.
Attesting the damages of Aleppo, From the Citadel
Kids bringing back bread home, in old Aleppo
Most Scenic postcard photo of Aleppo, still possible as the Citadel has been mostly spared
What is left of the famous Christian Al-Jdayde Quarter of Aleppo, once the center of tourism…
Panoramic View of Aleppo in May 2019
The Citadel of Aleppo
Street Sign Immortalizing heavy fire and missile projectiles
Abandoned Buildings collapsing on themselves
In the Old Town of Aleppo
Heavy Fighting against a Sniper Position in the Al-Nursa held area of Aleppo during the occupation
Desolation from the destruction
Old Ottoman Hamam destroyed in the center, previously a highlight of any touristic visit to Aleppo
entrance to the Citadel of Aleppo
What is left of the Old Souq of Aleppo
The door of the Caravansarai of Aleppo in the Old Souq heavily hit by bullets holes
Bombs left by ISIS, found in the Great Mosque in Aleppo
Destroyed Hotel in the Center of Aleppo
Light is back to the Citadel at Night
Ramadan Party in Aleppo’s Caravansarai – May 2019
Damage done inside a Home, taken through a Bullet Hole in the Old Souk of Aleppo
Making friends with this very friendly Soldier of Bashar Al Assad (who previously was a badminton champion, having competed in Toronto and Korea. Now back defending his country
Street Sign immortalizing the heavy Fire during the Fighting
Amazing Throne Hall of the Citadel of Aleppo, which has taken a few Mortar hits, is being restored
Whats left of a Building
Kids living along the ruins
modern amphitheatre of the Aleppo Citadel
A Street Spared by the fighting. A remembrance of What Aleppo was like
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