1st in a series of memorable travel moments: During some digital housekeeping, I found this picture I took in #Syria
in 2000. Outside the #Umayyad
Mosque in #Damascus
(not the one in #Aleppo
, which was recently destroyed). Built in the 8th century, it may (or may not) contain the head of John the Baptist. By the way, it is totally common for Syrian men to hold hands.