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Waterfall of the Upper Barada, near Zebedâny. Here the stream is augmented by the outfall of Wâdy el Kûrn

Gathering figs on the Barada, near 'Ain Fîjeh. Here the effects of irrigation are strikingly seen; as far as the canals and ducts are carried all is luxuriant, but immediately above the line all is parched and bare

The gorge of the Bûrada (Abana), through which the new French road approaches Damascus. At the outlet of this gorge the stream is divided into seven branches, two of which supply the fountain in the city, and the rest are used to irrigate the fields and gardens.

Road and tablets cut in the cliff of Wâdy Barada. On the north or left bank of the river

The cliffs of Sûk Wâdy, Barada. A modern bridge of a single arch spans the river, and the road crosses from the right to the left bank. This is the narrowest part of the gorge, and the cliffs that shut it in are not more than a hundred feet apart.