Photo of the Day: Umayyad Mosque

Umayyad Mosque Damascus Syria
From Damascus

In honor of NYC making the correct decision to allow the Cordoba House project to proceed in that great city — perhaps the most diverse city on the planet — I thought I’d post a picture of one of the most impressive buildings I saw on my whole trip: Ummayad Mosque

Interestingly, the remains of John the Baptist are reputed to contained here — and are considered holy by Muslims. Another note of interest is that The minaret in the southeast corner is called the Minaret of Jesus as many Muslims believe that it is here that Jesus will appear at the end of the world.

Wiki entry for Umayyad Mosque

About Michael Hodson

Iā€™m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.