Old City of Saana Yemen Photographed From A High Angle
This photograph of the old city of Saana, Yemen was shot from the top of one of the highest buildings in the town. It provides a great look at the wonderful geometric patterns the buildings are decorated with using gypsum and fired bricks. The overall effect is almost mesmerizing. From the street level it is much harder to appreciate the beauty of the city. The streets are narrow and the buildings tall which obviously makes the view rather limited. The city is situated at over 2,000 meters altitude and is surrounded by mountains.