Damascus – as I have seen it four years ago. It was the last peaceful days in Damascus. I will never forget what has happened at night March, 18, 2012. That night I was so scared because I heard the rockets near my place, I heard the shooting guns and it was so dark that night. I understood that life in the most important than everything. After few days I left Damascus, but I wonder if Tala tower is still staying decorated with a seven-story image of a smiling Mr. Assad.
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Tolerance, St. Paul’s Franciscan and monastery and mosque, Damascus
Damascus / Damasco, Syria: Damascus: western gate of the Roman temple of Jupiter – entrance to Souq Al Hamidiyeh – nocturnal
Umayyad Mosque, Damascus
Tala tower, Damascus, West Mezzeh
Patriarch Kirill serves liturgy in Damascus,13.11.2011
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antiochand All the East have conducted a liturgy at the Assumption Cathedral in Damascus.
The service, which was held in both Russian and Arabic, brought together hundreds of Orthodox Christian Syrians, including the Russian-speaking residents of Damascus.
Patriarch Kirill is staying in Syria as part of his peacemaking tour, which will also include Lebanon later next week.