Past and Present: Another Side to Syria

Published July 29th, 2018 - 08:41 GMT

By Ewelina Lepionko

Syria has been one of the world’s most talked about countries since the outbreak of civil war in 2011. People see and hear that the country is in conflict, destruction and despair.

The reality of living in Syria’s protracted civil war depends on which city you are in.

In the capital, Damascus, which remains under government control, life has returned to some semblance of normality after Seven years of bloodshed.

In Aleppo, where fighting still rings out in the suburbs, getting back to normal for many people means scraping by amid ruined buildings.

Thoes pictures highlight the beautiful places in the country that people never see and the images of happiness, love and resilience that fail to make the headlines when all we hear about is war.

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Syria before war  (Instagram)

Syria before war (Instagram)

Souq with Syrian local art  (Instagram)

Souq with Syrian local art (Instagram)

Book shop (Instagram)

Book shop (Instagram)

Syria before war (Instagram)

Syria before war (Instagram)

Shop with traditional art (Instagram)

Shop with traditional art (Instagram)

Stria before war (Instagram)

Stria before war (Instagram)

Coffee shop, Syria before war (Instagram)

Coffee shop, Syria before war (Instagram)

Syria before war (Instagram)

Syria before war (Instagram)

Syria before war  (Instagram)
Souq with Syrian local art  (Instagram)
Book shop (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Shop with traditional art (Instagram)
Stria before war (Instagram)
Coffee shop, Syria before war (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Syria before war  (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Souq with Syrian local art  (Instagram)
Souq with Syrian local art (Instagram)
Book shop (Instagram)
Book shop (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Shop with traditional art (Instagram)
Shop with traditional art (Instagram)
Stria before war (Instagram)
Stria before war (Instagram)
Coffee shop, Syria before war (Instagram)
Coffee shop, Syria before war (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)
Syria before war (Instagram)