This I strongly assume is a view of what old Tareem looked like.
Travelogues indicate that in the past you could walk for hours without seeing the sun.
A local who in the course of doing his Masters Degree in 2007, discovered that in the span of 20 years around when Communism was in control of Yemen, Tareem and around Tareem lost one million square feet of greenery. One major factor was the arrival of sewage tanks which replaced grey and black water natural system, which fed gardens. More on this another time.
This is a view from the second floor of the house of Bilfaqih. The Bilfaqih family house which is the second place visited by the public on the first day of official public visitations for both Eids. Meaning, thousands flood the house and streets. The first place is the mosque of Imam al-Haddad and the third is of Habib Abdullah BinShihab.
This main room has a high ceiling and four pillars in the middle to hold up the ceiling, where you’ll see tree branches that form the structure of that ceiling.
This window frame is fairly classic. Wooden. Starts six inches of the ground up to about five feet.
The mesh bottom section allows for inhabitants to sit while maintaining privacy, still enjoying sunlight and wind flow. Thus a room with no need for a fan or light when the sun is up.
Of course the walls are made of mud bricks.
I’ve another photo of this house which I’ll post later and perhaps write more on the beginnings of this beautiful work of art.
Meanwhile, take a moment to pause from worshipping technology and modernity to consider how intelligent people of the past were in designing things that benefitted the living of their lives by incorporating what He gifted them.