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Market stall. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Market place in front of old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
A market scene in Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 14.
Multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional houses decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The walled city of Sana'a is one of the best preserved old cities in the world today. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
Traditional multi-storey houses in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has a distinctive visual character due to its unique architectural characteristics, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.
Traditional old houses. Sana’a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Typical tower houses in old Sana’a. Yemen. 2005 January 17.
The narrow streets in Sana'a, lined with centuries-old buildings. Yemen. 2005 January 14. Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is the oldest inhabited place in the world. This charming city is located in a mountain valley and recognized as “the most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization.”
Traditional houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Gingerbread houses of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Unique architectural characteristics of traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16. Multi-storied buildings represent an outstanding response to defensive needs in providing spacious living quarters for the maximum number of residents within defensible city walls.
Typical multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Traditional houses in Sana'a rise to as many as nine stories. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Multi-storey house. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses in the old city are of relatively recent construction and have a traditional structure and date back to more than 400 years,
Extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses are constructed with ashlar masonry, a type of stonework construction that involves rectangular blocks of stones. Each house is beautifully adorned with white friezes made from gypsum plaster that is applied around windows, doors, and other facades most resembling gingerbread houses.
The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The gingerbread houses of Old Sana’a and the large gate of Bab al Yemen are extraordinary sites to see. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown. The small alleyways lined with stones leading to the souq still fill the air with scents of sweet spices. So much of this magnificent city and its ways are palpable today as they...
Minaret and traditional old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional architecture in the old city of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown.
The most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. The ochre of the buildings blends into the bistre-colored earth of the nearby mountains. Within the city, minarets pierce the skyline and spacious green bustans (gardens) are scattered between the densely packed houses, mosques, bath buildings and caravanserais.
Old minaret and traditional multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses and public buildings of Sana'a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement.
Old multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The buildings demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship in the use of local materials and techniques.
Outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. As an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble reflecting the spatial characteristics of the early years of Islam, the city in its landscape has an extraordinary artistic and pictorial quality.
The gingerbread houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The stone-built ground floor houses provisions and livestock. A staircase leads to the upper floors which normally comprise, successively, a large common room, which served as a meeting room for business affairs; the divan, used exclusively for festivities and family gatherings; smaller, private living quarters; and, last, on the top floor, the mafraj, a room where men meet in the afternoon. Large windows line three walls of the room forming a...
Multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The lower levels are usually built of stone, and the upper ones of lighter brick. The windows are outlined in white gypsum and have fan lights of alabaster or coloured glass held in gypsum tracery.
Tower houses and mosque minaret in old Sana'a. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Old Sana'a is a unique jewel of Arab Muslim architecture and urbanism.
Mosques and multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Sana'a has resisted modernization and retained its historic charm. There are over 14,000 tower houses in Sana'a.
View of Sana'a cityscape. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Within its partially preserved wall, Sana'a is an outstanding example of a homogeneous architectural ensemble whose design and detail illustrate an organization of space characteristic of the early centuries of Islam which has been respected over time.
Traditional houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The only differentiating feature of these tower-like houses is the size and number of floors (there may be as many as nine), and the quality of the ornamental and painted decoration of the windows, friezes and coping.
Multi-storey stone houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is characterized by storied houses, described as high rises as each house is built with five to nine stories.
Rumah gadang, traditional house in Pandai Sikek village of West Sumatra. Indonesia. 2005 September 14.
House in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey.Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince. The oldest international travel reports of the village date back to Edmund D. Chishull, who toured...
A street in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003.. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey. Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince.
Houses of Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of İzmir Province in Turkey. Settlement Sirince once had 1,800 houses; today only about 200 are standing, mostly on the village's southern and western slopes. If you climb away from the village to the east, then look back over the southern slope, you can recognize where its houses used to stand. But many of the farmhouses, monasteries, and churches in...
Abandoned house in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Sirince with its historical unique architecture is a well protected village, 8 km from Selçuk district of Izmir Province in Turkey. The first settlement of the village now known as Sirince probably occurred after the collapse of Ephesus, when a small group of people left the city and moved to the mountains.The oldest international travel reports of the village date back to Edmund D. Chishull, who toured Anatolia between September 1698 and February...
An abandoned house in Sirince village. Izmir, Turkey. 2003. Old maps show the village's name variously as Kyrkindje, Kirkindsche, Kirkidje, Kirkica, Kirkinca which may date from these monastic settlements, but the village is more well-known name before Sirince was actually Cirkince. The origin of this name is not known for certain, but it is rumored that it was chosen more than 600 years ago to conceal the village's existence and attractiveness from people who lived in the valley below.
Part of the kitchen. Home of sharecropper Floyd Burroughs, showing washstand in the dog run and view into the kitchen. Alabama. 1935-1936.
Abandoned house in North Minneapolis. Minnesota. November 1972.