Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, iii: 23.)--'Therefore the Lord God sent
him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken.' In the blooming season, the trees which stand
in the Gardens of Damascus are very attractive, because of their great variety and the luxuriance of their foliage and flowers.
The Damson or Damascene plum gets its name from growing in the Gardens of Damascus. Here we have the orange, the apricot,
the white mulberry, and alternating with these fruit trees, rose bushes and other flowering shrubs stand thick upon the ground.
Because of this it is not difficult to persuade one's self that Damascus represents more in a living way the paradise in which
our first parents lived for a while, than any other city upon earth. The Garden of Eden was created and perpetuated by the
rivers of Mesopotamia, and Damascus is created and kept green by the Abana river."
Several men sit along the banks of the river; on the left is a stone wall with a wooden door; on the right are a stone wall