One of the reasons I have very few photos is that I take photos like this
and Calfy takes photos like this
I liked the shopping, it is so different to here, with the dusty sweets:
The smoking semi naked mannequins
and tiny shops
This particular shop was called Johnny Minaret, where Johnny announced "Very small shop, very big welcome, very good price" and let us take a picture.
Old Damascus has a mixture of the very ancient
and the highly sophisticated.
With many lovely things to look at or eat
Archway and lantern
The Umayyad Mosque
One of the oddest things we saw was in the inner most sanctum of the Convent of St Thekla.
There, hanging across a Madonna and Child painting over the reliquary, was a gurt big bling chain with a DVB (David and Victoria Beckham) crown hanging off it. These sacred crowns were available in the gift shop in gold or silver and the Crown itself was about 3"x2"....
For the uninitiated and blissfully ignorant, the DVB crown logo looks like this
By the end of the 10 days my work was done. With Calfy safely married off
I could return home in full peace of mind.