I’ve finally gotten around to posting some pictures. Took forever to upload. Tomorrow I go to Bosra for the day and on Saturday the Golan Heights, got my special permit from the Ministry of the Interior this morning. Without further ado, here are the pictures:
Inside the walls of the Umayad Mosque. Its size is breathtaking. It also houses the remains of Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and Hussein of Shia fame. There were throngs and throngs of Iranians about all wetting their pants with excitement.
The entrance to the Military Museum in Damascus. It houses everything from old damascene swords of fabulous quality to old planes from the various wars with Israel. Below is a gigantic head of the former president Assad.
An old plane which fought in the “Palestine War” in 1948. You’ll notice its sitting on the lawn in from of an old ottoman mosque from the 1500s. Very inappropriate.
Two Israeli motorized vehicles captured by the Syrians.
This sign is hilarious. Two motorized vehicles is all they have to show for their fight against Israel. The museum was one big sore loser memorial:
A young Syrian who asked me a few times to take his picture: