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Category Palmyra

Syria Before The Conflict Part Four, Roman Ruins

After a couple of nights in Hama we were half-way through our Syrian adventure. We had decided to take another train part of the way for the hell of it – for less than an hour between Hama & Homs. We stopped briefly in Homs, first negotiating a taxi for the ride south, a price […]

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Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch

With the news that there was a marble replica that would be in display in London for three days, I had of course to go and look for myself. I visited the historical site myself in May 2009 and you can see the replica and the original photographed by me below. This is how the […]

Sunday Photo

This will always one of my favourite photos. Taken in 2009 in Palmyra, Syria, it is now tinged with a great deal of sadness of course. I remember at the time feeling totally elated. I love the character of camels, finding them bizarre beasts that could just as easily be mythical like the unicorn or […]

Wilbur on the Beeb – Palmyra

A picture of mine made the BBC website yesterday, plus another from my travel buddy hamish (Andrew Hurst). You can see the whole gallery here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-32824052 They also extracted a couple of quotes from a few paragraphs that I wrote about the horrific thought of Palmyra being destroyed. Here is the full extract: “As a […]