5/04/2005

May Rain


A foggy, rainy and cold day in May, usually the first month of summer in Syria. Temperatures today reached a low 8°C as thunder rocked the city and heavy rain formed huge ponds in bumpy crumbling streets. This is the weirdest weather I have seen in years.

25 comments:

Zena said...

It is really surprising, Lately it was so hot you would think that it is summertime. Thank God I didn't pack all my winter clothes.

Hasan Bazerbashi said...

Ya it is really weird how the weather changed quickly !

As Zena said, thank God I didn't pack all my winter cloths :P

I heard this Cold Wave will finish tomorrow Thursday May 4.

Cya all ;)

Ghalia said...

the 1st time in my life i packed my winter clothes early like this time, and here it is, just winter again...i love the weather today, like it was saying good bye, by the way it snowed in Zabadani...

Roba said...

yeah.. its been raining like hell here too.. i'm freezing :\ its May for God's sake!

Anonymous said...

Could this be global warming and its contribution to climate change across the world?

Haidar said...

Hey Ayman, i posted this question on your last entry but you didn't answer it. Was that Church you took a picture of in Mashroo3 Dummar?

Baher said...

I really liked that weather especially rain.
I was at home anyway.

Anonymous said...

Dude could you take a picture of mashru3 dummar (buildings on the mountainside). Its a sight i yearn for...

thanks

Hala said...

It's beautiful even when it's grey and foggy...

Anonymous said...

yes it's in Mashroo3 Dumar, Jazzera 10.

Catherine said...

Magnificent, beautiful picture...We need all the rain we can get! we need more water, green plants and life!!
I hope it won't be the last time it rains like that!

Anonymous said...

actually Cathrine I think you put the comment in the wrong place: ask Allah for rain not Ayman!

lavashak said...

Damascus seems so beautiful (atleast from what i can see on the picture).

Zena said...

I feel that the rain washed away all the stress. It is amazing that we all agree, Damascus is beautiful. I hope it continues to be.

Ayman said...

Haidar, sorry for not replying earlier. You already have the answer :)

I will try to post some more pictures from Dummar soon.

Haidar said...

Ah, thanks anyway. So it's on Jazeera 10? My grandparent's house is on Jazeera 7, I haven't visited in 2 years though, but last time I went I heard they were building a church nearby and I actually saw them building it (probably the same one).

M!R@CHK@ said...

I love the rain and hate driving in the raining :)

Rami said...

Allah yeb3at Al-khair to all Syria…

Sinan said...

Yeah I know it's even raining here in SA it never happened before some say it's a Tsunami effect...

t'su said...

Nice photo, Ayman. It's loaded with inference. The rain showers Damascus from the heavens, cleansing the streets and fortifying the soil for foliage.

I noticed the two fellows standing next to a motorcycle on the curb. They look like policemen. Poor day to cycle, I think.

Hassan said...

I come across this excellent blog which brings me wonderful memories and images of beautiful Syria, as well as teaches me very interesting history, only to happily realize that the blogger is my friend Ayman (The Great El_Sirio)! How are you pal? This is Hassan (formerly digital_hassoun) from the USA. I have never seen rain in Syria in my entire life, for I always manage to visit Damascus in the summertime. This is an awesome photo to see! Thanks Ayman...and continue your excellent work. I have added this blog to my "Favorites" list and hope to visit it often. Take care...

Ayman said...

Thanks 'Tsu. Yes, these are policemen. They usually stand there all day and "hunt" for drivers who run the red light.

Ayman said...

Hassan! It's been a long time man! Thanks for your kind comments, my friend. Hope to see you soon in Damascus. Are you coming this summer?

Erika said...

Hello, Ayman! Sorry I wasn't able to meet you in Damascus - May 4th was the first day I was there, I brought the rain with me from Chicago.

Insha'allah, I'll be back in Damascus soon for a blogger meetup!

Erika

Oz said...

????? is changing, We also received a shower, when we were in ????? in april (in halab)! This is weirder and weirder!