Monday, May 21, 2007

Tag Tag...who's there??

Yaser is there with a Tag for me and it goes
Post Ten Pleasures of yours, here you go :

1- staying late in bed in weekends
2- Watching a good movie and getting so emotional about it.
3- Having a good book and don't let go of it till Its finished
4- Eye contact with total strangers I like :p
5- Being around my friends
6- My little girly chit chat with mama
7- First kisses
8- Smell of rain
9- Finding new comments on my blog
10- Having a cigi after a good meal or with a good coffee
11- Driving my car while listening to my music collection
12- Being loved
13- .....

Okay okay I'll stop I know it suppose to be only ten pleasures but the list wont finish at this point :D

yalla i tag everybody

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mashta Al Helo

So I've been a couple of weeks ago on a road trip for a weekend to Mashta Al Helo.
Got some fresh air into my lungs cleaned my eyes with beautiful views and brain relaxed with meditation
Not really in the mood for writing so am just sharing the few photos I took

En Mraizeh Lake

En Mraizeh from up the mountain

Mashta al helo at sunset

Mashta al Helo
    Mashta Al Helo is a nice, picturesque village amid Helou Mountain. It is located in the region of Tartous. To be more specific is located in the Syrian coastal mountain range. It is approximately 233Km away from Damascus, 68Km from Homs and 45Km from Tartous.
    Mashta Al Helou is one of many tourist villages in the area and is ranked among the best tourist villages in Syria. In Mashta Al Helou there are many tourist services like restaurants, hotels, resorts and swimming-pools. It is distinguished by its mountainous climate, it being: moderate during the summer and cold during the winter. It is known to snow in some winters. Tourists find Mashta Al Helou a summer escape from the heat and enjoy its fresh air. Like much of Syria, Mashta Al Helou is surrounded by glamorous, ancient monuments that are frequented by many. This lies testament to the country's rich architectural history.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    History throughout photographs

    I Got this Photographs through email and i think its worth sharing
    The Syrian University in 1925.
    The Marjeh Square in downtown Damascus before World War I. In 1911, the monument in the middle was erected, and in 1916, Marjeh became a historic landmark when the Ottoman Turks executed 21 Arab nationalists there for defying the Ottoman Empire.
    The Hijaz Railway Station in Damascus during World War I. The station was not build until after 1912 but the Damascus-Medina railroad had been created in 1908. The Hijaz Station has been designed by the Spanish architect Fernando de Aranda, who combined Western and Oriental elements. The building is still considered one of the most beautiful in Syria.
    The Hamidiyyeh Market in Old Damascus in 1890, named after Sultan Abdulhamid II.
    The Rabwa Road in Damascus during the early 1920s.
    The Salhiyyieh Street in downtown Damascus during the Ottoman Era.

    A barber shop in old Damascus. This picture was taken in 1900.
    General Yusuf al-Azma (1883-1920), the Minister of War and Chief-of-Staff under King Faysal in 1918-1920.
    A photograph of an American tourist in Syria in 1870. The American Flag is hoisted over his caravan.
    Syrian coins during the era of King Faysal I (1918-1920).
    The Azm Palace in Damascus, set ablaze by the French air raid on October 18, 1925.

    New 08-2005: Syrian schoolchildren in New York during World War I, in 1914.
    Students rioting at Damascus University in 1925.
    Medical students at Damascus University in the 1920s.
    The Ottoman Army led by pipers marching through Damascus on July 23,1917 as part of the Ottoman-German alliance during World War I.

    A Syrian shop on Washington street in New York City in August 1920. The picture shows the Syrian shop owners selling "maarouk," a local bread usually popular during Ramdan
    to Syrian and American customers.