Friday, August 03, 2012

August 3, 2012

Krak des Chevaliers -- a late 12th-century Hospitaller fort, and one of the greatest Crusader castles. I had the great privilege of spending several hours exploring this site. Nothing was off-limits -- no ropes, no rules, no health and safety (gone mad). So much fun. (FYI, all these photos are scans from prints.)

August 2, 2012

The souk in Aleppo. Full of sheep heads. And I got groped there. Fun times!

August 1, 2012

The news from Syria is so sad. I visited the country as an assistant to a study tour back in 1995; it was impressive -- great ruins and history, lovely people. This is the citadel in Aleppo: