Syria was a trip!!!

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These are my favorite photos from Damascus, Syria.  We definitely weren’t in Kansas anymore but it was an unbelievable experience a lot like a James Bond Movie.

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I saw the Umayyad Mosque which has a shrine wsaid to contain the head of John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Muslims and Christians alike and the tomb of Saladin, which stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.

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I didn’t take this photo. Just thought it was really cool.

In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque, primarily to visit the relics of John the Baptist. It was the first time a pope paid a visit to a mosque.

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Here I am under Al-Khaznah (treasury) Dome

Damascus (Arabic: دمشق‎, Dimashq,commonly known as الشام ash-Shām also known as City of Jasmin Arabic: مدينة الياسمين‎) is the capital and largest city of Syria. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and its current population is estimated at about 1,669,000.

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Red Light Winter

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Horse Head Theatre is one of Groovee Fortune’s new clients. Recently I went with my awesome football fanatic husband to see a to Houston Texans game complete with Brett Farve and then got to hang out with the a few members of the cast and crew of Red Light Winter, the premiere performance of  Horse Head. The reviews are fantastic and I was delighted to learn my dear friend and college drinking buddy, Kevin Holden was the director. Kickass! If you are in Houston try to catch a show by this unconventional and daring new theatre group. I haven’t seen the show yet, but these people are going to entertain the hell out of you.

Red Light Winter PHOTOS by Anthony Rathbun

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Reviews Houston ChronicleHouston ArtsWeek

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