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... their goods to potential customers. I was able to see the detail in goods such as woven tapestries, bowls or jewelry. For their artwork i was able to see the influence from the Byzantines and Sassinans I was able to take notice the architecture and the homes in Damascus whether they were from the poor or rich for traditional Damascene are often modest looking on the exterior but on the inside are architectural and artist filled with fine goods built around courtyard ...
... has been built up with every passing occupation,it has become almost impossible to excavate all the ruins of Damascus that lie up to 8 feet (2.4 m) below the modern level.
The Citadel is located in the northwest corner of the Old City and was built during the Seljuk rule, and rebuilt during Saladdin rule. There are several gates to the city, some of them date back to the Roman era. Bab Touma and Bab Sharqi are perhaps the most oldest and famous gates of the old city ...
... anticipation and preparedness for said departure. Regardless I am happy to have decided on a month. Enough to find my place, make some connections, and find the hidden little corners.
A cool breeze sweeps through the streets of Damascus today, replacing the usual stale air that sits over this city. Hands are stuffed deep into coat pockets, and scarves are worn with purpose. The winds carry with them the odd period of rain, the first I've seen since leaving Canada. For me ...
... next to the train tracks will tell you, after a while it ceases to disturb your slumber. I don't care what the muezzin says; sleep is way better than prayer.
As I've mentioned all along, my plan was to study Arabic at the University here. Well, plans change. After locating the school, gathering the necessary registration forms, and even going through the whole process of getting tested for AIDS, I abandoned that plan ...
... Muslim wear as in all mosques all shoes must be removed before entering (but i would bring with you a shoulder bag to put you shoes in as there is a tendency to clear shoes from the door way.
This mosque is definitely a must see especially those who aren't apart of the Muslim religion, i was spectacularly bowled over by this building and its ...