With its awe-inspiring landmarks, its dense woodlands, and the delightful coolness of its mountain-tops, the region of Asir stands in sharp contrast to the usual patterns of Saudi Arabian landscape. "This could have been the site of the Garden of Eden," wrote St. John Philby in the 1930s, and as this extraordinary book of photographs demonstrates, the claim still holds true today. The story of the author's two journeys around the Asir region is told through the architecture, frescoes and lifestyles of the people. Granted ...

Impressions of Arabia 1996, Flammarion-Pere Castor, Paris, France

ISBN-13: 9782080136244

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