Monthly Archives: March 2014
Krak des Chevaliers: images of the latest damage to a world heritage site and one of the greatest castles in Syria
My method for recording damage to cultural sites in Syria has always been, first, to give a synopsis of the history of the damaged monuments with pictures if available, then to give an account of the damage mostly in pictures … Continue reading
Please click on the picture The Syrian phoenix rises, multimedia by Alisar Iram ليسار ارم© Alisar Iram.
This poem, simple as it is, means a lot to me. It is a journey, a kind of spiritual odyssey to the unknown. It features a sea, a moon, lightning, thunder, a boat and a traveller. I rank it among … Continue reading
They come back with the spring, the good earth sighs and sends them forth in the redness of the anemone.
In Arabic the name of the flower, anemone, is Shaqaïq Al Noman, meaning the wounds of the god. The name is derived from the old rituals of celebrating the spring as the earth is renewed and puts forth its flowers … Continue reading
In March of the year 2011, in peaceful green Daraa, the writings on the wall of a group of children sparked a Revolution
Originally posted on alisariram:
The article below was the first article I wrote celebrating the dawning of the Syrian Revolution. I did not know then that my life was going to change out of recognition. All I felt was that…
بمناسبة العيد الثالث للثورة السورية كالعنقاء ستنهض سوريا وتحمل الى العالم روحا من روحها Behold the tree of life Syria will rise again and the Syrian people will be free Variation on a theme by Bansky © Alisar Iram Please … Continue reading
Myth and the Syrian Revolution: A tribute to the Syrian people on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Syrian Revolution
I have always been interested in myth for I see life mirrored in myth and myth mirrored in life. My first book was about myths and legends. A myth is an archetypal kind of story which manifests creatively the workings … Continue reading
Gather you good people of the world, light your candles, fly your balloons and smile at your children and remember the children of Syria, shivering in fear while the barrel bombs are being dropped from the blue skies to shatter their homes … Continue reading
International Women’s day “also called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social … Continue reading