- Title: At historic Aleppo hotel, nostalgia for a Syria lost
- Date: 30th July 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF TIME AND NEWSWEEK MAGAZINES FROM 1991
- Embargoed: 13th August 2017 09:55
- Keywords: Aleppo hotel Baron hotel Syria historic landmark lost Syria Roubina Tashjisn Aleppo destruction Lawrence of Arabia
- Location: ALEPPO, SYRIA
- City: ALEPPO, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0026RWPT8N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The historic Baron Hotel in Aleppo, now damaged from years of war, still holds reminders of a Syria lost.
Founded by an Armenian family in 1911, the hotel played host to adventurers, writers, kings, aviators, Bedouin chiefs and presidents until war forced it to close five years ago.
The hotel, in west Aleppo near the front line, was hit by mortar bombs, including one that sprayed shrapnel across an upper floor and another that crashed through the window of its "Oriental Room" onto delicate floor tiles, but failed to explode.
The tail fin from that round now sits in the Baron's cabinet of curiosities alongside such relics as pottery given by visiting archaeologists and a bill for British military officer T.E. Lawrence, who famously stayed in one of the rooms.
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