My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #7 – Damascus

#7 – Damascus, Syria (population estimated 1.8 million)

I visited Damascus in 2009, two years before civil war broke out. As a government stronghold, the main city has seen relatively little damage compared to the territories that were held by ‘rebel factions’ or ISIS.

I have documented my love of Syria many times on this blog so I will just share some of my favourite pictures.

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus. Islam’s First Great MosqueUmayyad Mosque, Damascus. Islam’s First Great Mosque Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, SyriaUmayyad Mosque, Damascus.

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