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Al Ummayad Minorette

Here is the Minorette of the Al Ummayad Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

There are rumours that the Mosque used to be a Cathedral and it could very well have been in terms of its design. The base of the minorette looks a lot like the base of a campanile, doesn't it?

January/February 2005

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Taken in February 2005