Magical Maaloula

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© Farras Abdelnour
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 13, 2008
TakenApril 10, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/350 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length25 mm
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Located an hour or less north of Damascus, this lovely and historic town

has a population of about 2000 and stands at an altitude of about 1500m. The otherwise dead language of aramaic remains alive and well in Maaloula. April 2008.

Exposure: 1/350, f/10, 25mm, ISO-250.

In the Timeless Damascus photo essay.

15 responses

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Farras: This is truly breathtaking and amazing! I gasped when I opened it! Wonderful wonderful...

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (12 Jun 2008):

    Maaloula is the only place on earth where they still speak the langauge that Jesus used to speak..

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour said (12 Jun 2008):

    Thanks for the comment Wissam. Aramaic is actually still spoken in three villages in Syria, including Maaloula, the largest one.

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Love the clarity and details!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (12 Jun 2008):


  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    So many details! Very good POV!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (13 Jun 2008):


  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (14 Jun 2008):

    Perfection in this image Farras!

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    Great shot! Beautiful !!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Jun 2008):


  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (22 Aug 2008):


  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (29 Aug 2008):

    Nice shot; maybe nicer B&W?

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2008):

    Nice place!

  • William Chu

    William Chu said (20 Dec 2008):

    Great shot

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    how breathtaking...

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