Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xxii:5.)--No one can ever forget even a
short sojourn in Damascus. It is created by the River Abana, as completely as Egypt is created by the Nile. Take away the
Abana river and Damascus would simply become a part of the great desert which stretches from the Lebanon mountains to Palmyra.
The Abana river, made up of melted snow from the Lebanon mountains, rushes through a gorge in the mountains about three miles
above the city, and is distributed through canals to every part of Damascus. It also makes productive the surrounding country
for a circuit of 25 miles. After thus refreshing and replenishing a small area in the desert, the Abana loses itself in the
lakes of the meadow about 25 miles from the city and finally sinks out of sight in the burning plains of Syria."
A canal with a walkway beside it; there are dense stands of trees on both banks of the canal