Architecture in the oldest part of Sana'a

Shots from a photographic trip I took in 1997 to the glorious, rarely visited, oft-maligned and massively underrated ancient land of Yemen - one of only a few countries in the world continuously populated since at least 2,500 BC, whose capital - Sana'a - is named after the biblical Noah's son, Shem.

Despite its reputation for war, kidnapping of foreign tourists and, more recently, breeding terrorists, this is truly a magnificent country that abounds in history, culture, uniquely beautiful architecture and stunning landscapes — as well as some of the most fantastically generous and hospitable people I've ever met.

It's also one of the most exciting places in the world to roam around with a camera, and I hope these shots give you some flavour of the wonders that await you should you ever get the opportunity to travel there.


  1. traaaart
    traaaart ·

    great album!

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @traaaart Glad you liked it - thanks for being the first to look at it! :-)

  3. escudero
    escudero ·

    Un álbum fantástico!

  4. meryl
    meryl ·


  5. andrejrusskovskij
    andrejrusskovskij ·

    beautiful album

  6. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great. I love the colours and composition.

  7. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    incredibly beautiful album! i need to go there one day, but i guess i wont make it for a few years. this summer there's, besides others, kosovo on my plans.

  8. jeffr
    jeffr ·

    great album and great album description

  9. lomonina
    lomonina ·

    great album!

  10. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great album! :)

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