It Didn’t Survive..
Sorry todays’ post isn’t a happy one, however it is real. While I have no intention of getting into politics here, I couldn’t help but share. After all, you all have become my friends in this cyber space.
Back in February, I posted Will it Survive? wondering how far will the situation in my home country Syria get to. And wether the precious culture and history icons will survive the chaos and fighting. Well, 7 months later it is beyond terrible. I’m speechless. I don’t know what words can describe the heartache or the feeling I have looking at these photos, but sometimes it’s better not to say anything because silence speaks volumes.
This picture was taken 2 years ago in Aleppo, Syria. In the Center of the city, Saad Allah Jabry Square. We are standing in balcony of a famous hotel overlooking the square.
As of today, this is what the hotel looks like.
and this is what the square looks like. The hotel you see on the left with the neon blue sign is where we stayed.
This is barely a glimpse of what has been going on all over the country. All my life I was able to roam the streets at 4am without the fear of any harm. Next time I am there, I am sure it will be different, if I get to see it again.