I was lucky enough to visit Syria before the country fell into chaos. Over a five day visit I was blown away by the very friendly people and the wonderful charm of Damascus. I feel so sad every time I see footage of what has become of this lovely country.
During that trip I am so pleased that I did a day trip to Palmyra. I believe quite a bit of Palmyra has sadly been destroyed. It is still standing but many key areas of the old city like the theatre now have several areas in rubble.
I wanted to share these photos of Palmyra before the war so that all can see what this amazing ancient city was before such dreadful times.
If you would like to see photos of Damascus pre the war click here