A Journey with Postcards to the History of LevantLevant’s Eyes: Damascus, Beirut, Jerusalem and others (1890-1930) In Historic Postcards Exhibition will be open for visitors between October 18 and December 3rd at Schneidertempel Art Center.
The exhibition which opened on October 18th, displays 240 postcards all selected from Seyhun Binzet’s rich collection. All postcards were printed between 1890 and 1920 and most of them have stamps on them. The common theme of the postcards is the region known by Europeans since the 13th century as “Levant”. The images on the postcards include over 30 settlements in the region where today Syria, Lebanon and Israel are located. The images reflect rural and urban lifestyle, along with the people of the region and historic, religious and public structures.
One of the goals of the exhibition is to display a projection of the region’s multi-cultured, multi-communal civilization focusing especially at the most critical and dynamic period in time. As part of the exhibition programme, a panel will be held on November 1st.