[ by Charles Cameron — postlapsarian Aleppo, in other words ]
I don’t suppose the editors at the New York Times Magazine were intentionally making a Christian theological point with the title they bestowed on this cover story: Aleppo After the Fall. but I’ll take my apposite religious resonances where I find them.
Here’s a slightly bigger version:
How beautiful destruction can be in the early light — yet no less destructive for its beauty.
You can view the whole thing even better here — Al-Hatab Square in Aleppo’s Old City. Credit Sebastián Liste/Noor Images, for The New York Times.
Pieter Van Ostaeyen termed the accompanying article “an absolute must-read“.
Beauty: in which, the divine may be recognized.
The Fall. Oh ah, yes, the Fall.