Ok, so hands up those that haven’t heard of Palmyra. It’s a city within Syria that has an ancient past with ruins that are dated as being 2000 years old. In real time that’s half the age of the Pyramids, in Egypt. However, for all their youthfulness they are still very important in World Heritage terms.
Some years ago I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the city ruins and spend some time walking amongst the stones, columns and archways. A very sobering experience that certainly got my mind working.
I attach some photos taken in 2009 before the present trouble. However, Palmyra has suffered over many years from those that wish to rob or damage the buildings. I suppose things are no different today – we still haven’t learnt anything.
They are in Black & White in an attempt to convey some atmosphere.