Friday, January 1, 2010
One of my favorite restaurants that I found in the Old City of Damascus Syria last summer is Bab Al-Hara (an online review: http://gomideast.com/syria/damascus/restaurants/babalhara.html)).
On the wall in the picture above is a reproduction of the painting Safie, One of the Three Ladies of Bagdad - 1900 - William Clarke Wontner. Just thought it was an interesting connection.
If there is any city in the world that exudes the 1001 Nights and all of its complexities and stories it has to be the Old City of Damascus.