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heart and soul

The whole time I've been in the Middle East, I've been on the look out for this shot - two of the great symbols of Islam the world over. Aleppo (Halab), where this was taken, is quite a conservative, but very beautiful city. With ancient alleys and souqs dataing back thousands of years it is among the world's oldest cities, and it shows. There is a charm, a poise, an elegance that can only come with age - something that the newer cities I'm used to, mere hundreds of years old, or decades even, just don't ever seem to achieve.

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Taken on August 6, 2008