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 […]


Ypres, Belgium

Shelled 1914-1918

Lion of Al-lāt

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

Damaged / destroyed / moved 2015

Temple of Bel

Disappointed Tourist: Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria

Destroyed 2015


Hisarlik, Turkey

Abandoned circa 1180 BC


Ukraine Invaded 2014 and 2022 Requested by so many people verbally. Ukraine is the second-largest European country after Russia which it borders to the east and northeast, covering approximately 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 sq mi). Prior to the ongoing Russian invasion it was the eighth most populous country in Europe, with a population of around 41 million […]

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 […]