An obscure village, it rose to power, wealth and glory... and became Palmyra, the greatest of the caravan cities.
In swamps and jungles, on the high seas, in arid deserts... the search for oil, the long, hard search, goes on and on.
With the glitter of moonlight and the thunder of cannon... the end of a long fast, the beginning of a long feast.
From the lurching rhythm of the camel's desert stride... a basic beat and the roots of a musical tradition.
On the huge open slopes high above the Mediterranean... a mountain full of skiers and an avalanche of plans.
Trails To Sails
Through the quiet hours of the day from dawn to sunset... the fast of Ramadan, a holy, exacting act of worship.