Reconstructing a bridge that had been destroyed by Israeli bombing in June last year. Under the section of new bridge on the right you can see a shattered part of the old bridge.
A hewn rock that was going to be used in the Temple of Jupiter. It weighs approx 2,000 tons.
An Iranian style mosque at Baalbeck.
Mosque at Baalbeck, the black flag in the foreground is that of Hezbollah.
Map of the forecourt at Baalbeck.
In the central courtyard at Baalbeck.
It was *&% cold, this puddle was frozen solid.
This piece of stone formed part of the roof, I guess it could be called the spouting as any excess water on the roof would flow out of the lion's mouth and onto the ground far below.
The Temple of Bacchus at Baalbeck.
Map of the Baalbeck site.
Remaining columns of the Temple of Jupiter.
A column capital.
Interior of the Temple of Bacchus.
Baalbeck, columns with the snow covered mountains in the background.
Had a total "girl" day and I wouldn't wear a beanie because it would spoil my flash new Beirut hair do.
Explanation of part of the Baalbeck site. You'll need to enlarge the pic to read it.
A shell design similar to one I photograhed in Jerash, Jordan.
The main courtyard
The remaining columns of the Temple of Jupiter.
Fallen column leaning against the side wall of the Temple of Bacchus
Columns at Aanjar
The main street of Aanjar. The horizontal bands of stonework and tiles were an ancient form of anti-earthquake construction.