Citadel

November 7, 2007 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

It is getting increasingly difficult to get to our place. Some time between June 2006 and August 2007 the city closed the road south of the citadel, making the space in front of the citadel’s entrance a pedestrian mall and expanding the space allotted to the sidewalk cafes. On Friday this week they closed the road around the north side of the citadel as well, with rumors that it is to be permanent. There are few shops on the north side, a couple of cafes only open in the evening, and access to the lower-class neighborhood we live in. There are rumors of an “Aleppo Hilton” to be built on the east side; I wonder what the plan is for the many-hundred-year-old houses here on the north side.

Citadel

citadel

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