Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"The story of Barada……."



It’s born in Al-Zabadani valley, few tens of meters from the spot where this photo was taken. On the way to Damascus, it mixes with Al-Fijeh river (The main source of drinking water in Damascus). This river has not reached its end, Outaiba lake (Eastern countryside of Damascus), for tens of years now, it always runs dry before it gets there.
Local peasants of Al-Assmieh and Outaiba area have built their homes inside the location of the forgotten lake.....


I believe the river misses its home, just like we all do!

Ihsan

3 comments:

Tolerant Damascene said...

too bad the river is drying up :(

Sinan said...

I surely do :(

yaman said...

This is a beautiful photograph--certainly more entertaining and natural than the river going in between the restaurants at 3in al Fijah!