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26-DEC-2009 Xavi Barneda

The mosque at dusk...

Ummayad Mosque, Damascus (Syria)

The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus , is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. Located in one of the holiest sites in the old city of Damascus, it is of great architectural importance.

The mosque holds a shrine which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist, honored as a prophet by Muslims and Christians alike. There are also many important landmarks within the mosque for the Shah, among them is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Muhammad) was kept on display by Yazd I. There is also the tomb of Saladin (a famous warrior that led the Muslims against the Crusaders), which stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.

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BrigitteKrede23-Apr-2010 07:12
beautiful place on a beautiful mood.....v
Yiannis Pavlis06-Mar-2010 17:12
Good work with this interesting scene.Beautiful photo.V
Marcela Mejia Photography05-Mar-2010 01:25
Excellent capture Xavi . V
BrigitteKrede04-Mar-2010 17:26
wonderful place of peace.... lights and people...v
Robyco18-Feb-2010 23:04
Great with that light !! (V)
Fabienne18-Feb-2010 20:21
C'est une superbe photo où la lumière et les ombres sont excellents.
Steve Morris18-Feb-2010 13:19
Magical light in this shot!BV
GeneWard17-Feb-2010 00:36
that's a really nice shot
Zane Paxton13-Feb-2010 08:52
Wonderful image indeed!
Guest 25-Jan-2010 21:16
Very beautiful light coming through it, and the kids playing :) V
Jean Chiasson25-Jan-2010 02:11
wonderful golden light Xavi vote
Blandine Mangin22-Jan-2010 10:00
superb ! v
Wenche Aune19-Jan-2010 09:22
Wonderful light and composition. V
Paco Lpez19-Jan-2010 05:41
Excelente y bellísima!! V!
Marcia Colelli19-Jan-2010 02:47
Excellent capture, nice golden light V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography19-Jan-2010 00:40
Excellent and very nice capture, Vote.
Elena18-Jan-2010 22:34
Wonderful image of this mosque! BV
marie-jose wolff18-Jan-2010 22:29
wonderful golden light! V
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