Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Deir Samaan, Syria

You can't grow crops here, but you can pasture animals.  Over many centuries (millennia, really), the landscape of western Syria has succumbed to the pressures of human use.   Erosion of the steeper slopes has turned earthscapes into moonscapes.  [1993]

1 comment:

  1. The sparse vegetal cover hints at the possibility of flashfloods in case of downpours. In the Mediteranean world precipitations are often violent and in the form of downpours in the fall and spring.