In the first of a regular series, we bring you the first of our images of the day – this beautiful painting!
This image is of Damascus, capital of Syria. It shows The Hamareh (Suk Ali Pasha) bazaar in Damascus in 1907. In the image we can see the sunlight streaming into the bazaar, as well as a mixture of animals and people going about their daily business.
This image comes from the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA).
The original source is Margoliouth, David Samuel. "Cairo, Jerusalem, & Damascus: three chief cities of the Egyptian Sultans". With illustrations in color by W.S.S. Tyrwhitt, and additional notes by Reginald Barratt. Chatto and Windus: London, 1907, p 230.
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