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Comments (12)

nabil ali atta on August 3, 2007

اليمن السعيد

luis serichol on October 18, 2008

¡que maravilla!

arif solak on December 24, 2008

Very beautiful photo.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year

Greetings Arif

~adrzym~ on January 13, 2009

Great shot! Greetings Adam

HUSSEIN.ALKOLADI on April 3, 2009

اجمل الصورلمدينه صنعاء

Cigoto on March 29, 2010

Interesting picture.

adil naji on June 30, 2010

yemen full of history huh.. beautiful

adil naji on June 30, 2010

i hope those buildings are well maintained so that thye dont fall down.. its for the world to see not for just yemenis..

urbanalyst on June 30, 2010

I am afraid that the buildings in Yemen are not well maintained and a lot of them will fall down. Someone told me that the beautiful houses along the sea front of Hodeidah are disappearing rapidly. What can we do about that?

Yakman on October 17, 2010

They don't maintain them? So who has title? There would seem to be a whole row of them together - no homeowners association to care for common elements?

How old are the buildings? Which century were they build in?

Wonderful pictures ... taken before 9/11/01?

urbanalyst on October 17, 2010

There was an international campaign to safeguard the old city of Sana'a in the early nineties from Gophcy - UNDP-Unesco. A number of traditional buildings were restored. Between 2000 and 2010 the city walls have been restored, as well as some gardens. Most of the streets are now paved and there is street lighting and street name signs. In 2008, the SFD started to restore the great mosque. Some traditional buildings have, however, crumbled to ruins, as some families prefer living in modern suburbian houses. The houses on the photograph are still there. The houses with the small round windows are medieval, these windows have thin translucent sheets of alabaster stone. At the moment there is, I think, no program to preserve endangered private houses.

Luvisa on March 13, 2011

Дома очень необычные, "пряничные" домики, как их называют. Сейчас здания и улицы в старом городе выглядят намного опрятнее, чем 13 лет назад.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 9, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by urbanalyst
    • Camera: FUJIFILM MX-500
    • Taken on 1998/01/03 15:04:19
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 7.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash