This is a post I was longing to write but especially it is an experience that I was longing to do.
As you can see, the old part of the city is not in good shape but yet I find it so charming and I hope that you will like it too.
This very peculiar balcony is typical from this zone and it’s called Shanashil.
This is the entrance of the Heritage Museum.
And this is the interior part and back yard.
From here instead, you can see another building, located always in the same district, that nowadays hosts an association of local painters.
Here above the ceiling and the pavement here below.
9 thoughts on “Old Basra (Part 1)”
It may not be in the best shape but it is so interesting. I always find these parts to be fascinating. Thank you for sharing your photos.
My pleasure! I loved this district indeed. I am preparing the next post just now
I saw these mashrabiyas also in Lebanon and Eritrea: they are magnificent in Old Basra.
Thank you, yes they are really something
I was looking forward to a post like this in which you show us some architecture: windows, doors, ceilings, floors. All lovely and my favourite photo is the one with the sunlight on the tiles. Gorgeous! Mooooore! (I know you’re busy. Just teasing.)
Unfortunately there is not much to show about this city. It’s half destroyed and UNESCO is trying to save what’s left of the city center. But its charm is still undoubtedly there. I am preparing more posts, yes! 💪
Interesting to see these old houses, they are really beautiful.
Yes, and I can’t wait to see them finally repaired 💪😍