Citadel of Aleppo before the war. The famous castle of the XIII century was one of the most visited attractions in Aleppo.
Citadel of Aleppo today. This a present view at the citadel of Aleppo, after fights between government troops and rebel forces.
Umayyad Mosque built in VIII-XIII centuries. It is located just west of the citadel. The picture was taken in 2010.
Aleppo Great Mosque (or Mosque of the Umayyads) today. Now it is almost destroyed, as well as a 45-meter minaret of XI century, which fell down three years ago.
Al-Shibani School before the war. This school was built in the XII century. Like the previous objects, it had a historical value for the city.
Al-Shibani School today. Now it’s difficult to imagine that before the war there were held cultural events and various exhibitions – the center is empty and needs to be repaired.
Hammam al-Nahasin before the war. This place is another historic landmark. It was built in the XIII century in the heart of the ancient bazaar. Visiting the pool was allowed only for men.
Hammam al-Nahasin after the fighting. That’s what happened to the popular tourist destination after the fighting. To restore the hammam in its original form, it requires a lot of time and money.
Entrance to the souk al-Zarab in peacetime. Once it was noisy and crowded place.
Entrance to the souk al-Zarab after the war. Now only ruins remain here …
Ancient City of Aleppo until 2011. Even night here is full of life.
Ancient City of Aleppo after the war became like a ghost.
Old Market before the war – this is one big bazaar of Aleppo. It was visited not only for shopping – local people come here and to chat.
Old market today. Like most of the city, the old market is the solid ruin.
One of the streets in the Old City before the war. The historical part of Aleppo looked like this before the armed conflict began in the country.
One of the streets in the old town after the fighting. War never brings anything good the tworld, and today’s photos Aleppo is one more confirmation of that.