National Geographic : 1947 Nov
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by eticnarca a.sanger Palace of Joys (Left) and Palace of Thanks Overlook San'a's Royal Compound and Surrounding Gardens Oriental rugs, rich hangings, and piles of cushions decorate the reception rooms. Electric lights have been installed. Fountains and flowers fill the patios. Inthe age-old Central Palace the Imam, wearing white robes, silken turban, and woolen socks, talked with his American visitors.