An old house in the old city

This is our house in Damascus. Most of the old houses there are similar.

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an old house


The man in the video below is my Father. He used to clean the yard and do the maintenance of the house by his own hands like other old men do there. I talked about my Father in another post: Home is where the heart is.

I believe you know now the story behind my logo!

85 thoughts on “An old house in the old city

  1. mainepaperpusher

    What a lovely home. It looks like your garden was in an atrium. Beautiful. Mohamad, how did you choose Qatar over other countries? I would love to learn more about that place, too. Sending you hugs. It must be so hard to see these pictures with all that is going on in Syria.

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  2. Jessica Bakkers

    Wow. To a very modern-day Australian this is like something out of a book or movie. Rustic, rural, lush, private. I imagine it must be very difficult for you to revisit these images (and video) of your dad and Syria knowing that one has passed over and the other is in such dire predicament at the moment. I hope one day Syria returns to this scene of tranquillity. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

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  3. Nemo

    Absolutely beautiful and serene!! These memories are always a treasure…
    Hope one day Damascus will revive from all these and you will go back again.. 😊

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      1. acflory

        I’ve always been fascinated by old buildings that are still being lived in and enjoyed, long after their original owners are gone. Sadly Australia is such a young country there’s little that truly /old/ here.

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      2. Mohamad Al Karbi Post author

        We used to make jokes about the ghosts of previous dead owners! Hehehe.
        I met wonderful people from Australia. And people not stones are what matter at the end!

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