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1950 Damascus's Marjeh Square and the Telegraph Column Framed Vintage Photo Reprint

1950 Damascus's Marjeh Square and the Telegraph Column Framed Vintage Photo Reprint

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This 1950 photo of Marjeh Square (ساحة المرجة), one of the main squares in Damascus captures a moment in time, long forgotten.

The centerpiece is the grand Telegraph Column (نصب التلغراف, عمود التلغراف, عمود المرجة) commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II and built by Italian architect Raimondo D'Aronco in 1904-5 to commemorate the completion of a telegraph line between Damascus and Mecca. At the top of the column sits a bronze replica of Yildız Mosque (جامع يلدز) in Istanbul.

On the far right you can see the Old Umayyad Hotel (now the Omar Al-Khayam Hotel (فندق عمر الخيام)) on Al-Joumhouria Street ( شارع الجمهورية) along side the Barada River (نهر بردى). In front of it a tram slides along avoiding pedestrians and 1940s classic cars. Straight ahead the clocktower and buildings have been long torn down and replaced with more modern monstrosities. Photograph: Willem van de Poll

This is a hi-res reprint (not an original), framed and printed on thick matte paper.

• Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Lightweight
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia

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