Daily Archives: March 27, 2013

Bearing witness: I present to you Aleppo, a city that predates written history, the second oldest inhabited city in the world, as it was and as it has become after the deadly shadow of destruction and annihilation fell upon her: Part one

Related https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-great-city-of-aleppo-part-two/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/bearing-witness-the-destruction-of-the-old-city-of-aleppo-the-second-oldest-city-in-the-world-part-three-continued/ https://alisariram.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/deavastated-old-aleppo-revisited-in-images-civilization-is-diminished/ Please note that part three of my  documentation of cultural heritage was posted in April, 2013, which means that damage since last April until the present day is awaiting documentation. Aleppo I have been delaying … Continue reading

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The calligraphy above was designed and inscribed by Alisar Iram. We summon beauty so that the soul can soar over pain. Poem is by an Andalusian poet in a nostalgic evokation of beautiful living ©Alisar Iram

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