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A Middle Eastern Setting. By Ian Layzell | by IANLAYZELLUK
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A Middle Eastern Setting. By Ian Layzell

An Oasis in the Syrian Desert, North-East of Damascus.

 

Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the Ancient World. Much of the Beautiful Ruins is still covered by the deset sand.

 

From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several Civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.

 

Arriving late afternoon provided us with such gorgeous light and a perfect backdrop.

 

Syria

 

November 2010

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Taken on November 15, 2010