It's hard to remember a day in the city without the sounds of gunshots or bombs. Now that Aleppo lives in peace and quiet, people can take a full breath of air, close their eyes and live with no fear of tomorrow. To us, this a blessing we cherish more than anything, every peaceful day is a pinch-able dream.
You can see the stars only when it's dark, Aleppo shines the brightest in the night, people go out, dance and live their lives to the fullest.
The busy streets, the city lights and the positive energy will make you fall in love with Aleppo and its people.
Only when you're on your way home after a long night, you can hear it in the silence, you can see it with the lights out, there's hope in peace, unity and life.
God bless the people of Aleppo.
Hope you enjoyed visiting Aleppo.
Breathe again is a smartphone photography project by Ralph Theodori.
Shot on Google Pixel 2 XL and the LG G6 in Aleppo Syria.
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