Arch of Triumph

Disappointed Tourist: Arch of Triumph, Palmyra, Syria

Blown-up 2015

Christchurch Greyfriars

London, England, UK Bombed 1940 The Disappointed Tourist: Christchurch Greyfriars, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard. Christchurch Greyfriars, also known as Christchurch Newgate Street, located in London opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral, was a church built to the design of Sir Christopher Wren to […]

Cluny Abbey

Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France

Sacked 1790


Ypres, Belgium

Shelled 1914-1918

Lion of Al-lāt

Disappointed Tourist: Lion of Al-Lat, Palmyra, Syria

Damaged / destroyed / moved 2015

Olive Grove

Taqou, Palestine Bulldozed 2019 Of the many tragedies of the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, the one that is often forgotten are the trees. When the Israeli government takes Palestinian olive groves to make illegal settlements or re-draw the map, swallowing up more and more territory, they often just draw a line through a […]

Temple of Bel

Disappointed Tourist: Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria

Destroyed 2015


Hisarlik, Turkey

Abandoned circa 1180 BC

Great Walls of Benin

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria Destroyed 1897 I was born and raised in southern Nigeria in a town called Warri, Bendel State; the capital was Benin City. I always knew about the Benin people and culture as I had family, friends, classmates, and neighbors who were from the Benin tribe. I was even more fascinated by […]