damascus style. I'm always soothed and refreshed by the spare sophistication of these small stone sitting rooms with Islamic patterns. (It moves me to alliterate, apparently.) Would definitely consider having a room inspired by this aesthetic in my own home. -RS

damascus style. I'm always soothed and refreshed by the spare sophistication of these small stone sitting rooms with Islamic patterns. (It moves me to alliterate, apparently.) Would definitely consider having a room inspired by this aesthetic in my own home. -RS

Azem Palace: "The Azem Palace is the largest of the Ottoman residences of Damascus's Old City and now houses the Museum of Popular Arts and Tradition." Syria: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

Azem Palace: "The Azem Palace is the largest of the Ottoman residences of Damascus's Old City and now houses the Museum of Popular Arts and Tradition." Syria: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

Syria, Damascus, I took these pictures my self when I was there 3 years ago. This is in old Damascus, an old traditional house converted to a hotel called Talizman. Elham Zaid.

Syria, Damascus, I took these pictures my self when I was there 3 years ago. This is in old Damascus, an old traditional house converted to a hotel called Talizman. Elham Zaid.

Spice and seed market inside old Damascus البزورية

Spice and seed market inside old Damascus البزورية

bakdash, Syrian ice cream maker- one of the first ice cream makers in the world and supposedly one of the best

bakdash, Syrian ice cream maker- one of the first ice cream makers in the world and supposedly one of the best

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