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City of Jasmine by ashamandour City of Jasmine by ashamandour
Damascus, The oldest still inhabitant capital, The city of Jasmine

Photo by: Abdulhameed Shamandour
Location: Damascus, Syria

هذي دمشقُ.. وهذي الكأسُ والرّاحُ إنّي أحبُّ... وبعـضُ الحـبِّ ذبّاحُ
أنا الدمشقيُّ.. لو شرحتمُ جسدي لسـالَ منهُ عناقيـدٌ.. وتفـّاحُ
و لو فتحـتُم شراييني بمديتكـم سمعتمُ في دمي أصواتَ من راحوا
زراعةُ القلبِ.. تشفي بعضَ من عشقوا وما لقلـبي إذا أحببـتُ- جـرّاحُ
مآذنُ الشّـامِ تبكـي إذ تعانقـني و للمـآذنِ.. كالأشجارِ.. أرواحُ
للياسمـينِ حقـوقٌ في منازلنـا.. وقطّةُ البيتِ تغفو حيثُ ترتـاحُ
طاحونةُ البنِّ جزءٌ من طفولتنـا فكيفَ أنسى؟ وعطرُ الهيلِ فوّاحُ
هذا مكانُ "أبي المعتزِّ".. منتظرٌ ووجهُ "فائزةٍ" حلوٌ و لمـاحُ
هنا جذوري.. هنا قلبي... هنا لغـتي فكيفَ أوضحُ؟ هل في العشقِ إيضاحُ؟
كم من دمشقيةٍ باعـت أسـاورَها حتّى أغازلها... والشعـرُ مفتـاحُ
أتيتُ يا شجرَ الصفصافِ معتذراً فهل تسامحُ هيفاءٌ ..ووضّـاحُ؟
خمسونَ عاماً.. وأجزائي مبعثرةٌ.. فوقَ المحيطِ.. وما في الأفقِ مصباحُ
تقاذفتني بحـارٌ لا ضفـافَ لها.. وطاردتني شيـاطينٌ وأشبـاحُ
أقاتلُ القبحَ في شعري وفي أدبي حتى يفتّـحَ نوّارٌ... وقـدّاحُ
ما للعروبـةِ تبدو مثلَ أرملةٍ؟ أليسَ في كتبِ التاريخِ أفراحُ؟
والشعرُ.. ماذا سيبقى من أصالتهِ؟ إذا تولاهُ نصَّـابٌ ... ومـدّاحُ؟
وكيفَ نكتبُ والأقفالُ في فمنا؟ وكلُّ ثانيـةٍ يأتيـك سـفّاحُ؟
حملت شعري على ظهري فأتعبني ماذا من الشعرِ يبقى حينَ يرتاحُ؟

نزار قباني


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Given 2011-03-21
Suggester says; I really like the way the sunlight turns the rooftops of this beautiful ancient city into gold. It's more than just another urban scene; it feels like witnessing a precious piece of living history.
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jadecell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of the most beautiful cities in the world, full of some of the most beautiful people on earth. i love damascus!
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:iconmikyyy123:
Mikyyy123 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm speechless .. 
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Beautyful <3
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egigih87 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
pray for syria.. these assad fools are ruining this ancient and beautiful city
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats..:)
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:iconashamandour:
ashamandour Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconimsabir:
imsabir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
oosum capture. keep hard working. 
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alrayes1977 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
يعني أستاذنا عبدالحميد أعمالك ما بتعلق عليها يسلمو ايديك والله يرجع إيام الشام
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ashamandour Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
الله يسمع منك، ويحمي هالبلد
تسلم كلك ذوق
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Wow! Truly amazing capture!
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MilkShark21 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Unbelievable lighting. What's also great is you got the two people at the right height, above the horizon. That's just pro if not perfect material, congratulations.;-)
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Oriane7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Damascus's lover!
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:iconashamandour:
ashamandour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
who live in this city and had not love it!, lool
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:iconlukiesyaya:
lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, thank you! :heart:
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:iconashamandour:
ashamandour Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Many thanks, i appreciate it :aww:
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:iconlukiesyaya:
lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconudrayaka:
udrayaka Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Absolutely Stunning!!!!!
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:iconbuntcone:
Buntcone Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent capture :clap:
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:iconjastumino:
Jastumino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL! <3 jasmine :)
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:iconmoaead-alsabbagh:
Moaead-Alsabbagh Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike :#1:
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SithAcolyteKane Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
holy holy wow wow
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NOVA-SEVEN Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah. My eyes just exploded. Very nice. ;)
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IzzosAngeL Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
More than Amazing, Masha'Allah :)
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I WAS NOT AWARE THAT YOU GOT A DD WİTH İT ABDELHAMİT MY FRİEND, CONGRAT :D
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dhc72 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Exceptional image! stunning!!
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quasi-Virtuoso Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Photographer
What a sight. Very nice.
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:iconspeck2:
Speck2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic Capture!!!! :clap: :clap:

:heart:
Cindy
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yasSmn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Photographer
hi i m jasmin :D :D
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ashamandour Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
it's your city then, lool
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconashamandour:
ashamandour Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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maudesain Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
ALLAHU AKBAR.. masya Allah.. happy like it
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Dunquixote Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Very beautiful. You are very talented. :) Keep up the excellent job.
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Celestial22 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I would have loved to have been standing there. It's majestic! Great work :)
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nxb5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
you made that city EPIC
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THESWISSWALL Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
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safwanjano Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
رووووعة..شكرا لك ايها المبدع...اول مرة في حياتي استمتع بصورة بلادي..فلم ارى اجمل من هذه الصور من قبل
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NewtonianFreak666 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic... Color and whitebalance is gr8...
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PrincessKylea Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Photographer
this is beautiful
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alraheef Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
واو ياعبدالحميد أستمتعت كثيرآ هنا، دمشق بعدستك غير
شكرآ لمشاركتنا هذاالجمال
تحياتي مع كل الود
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jujdread Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job, I like your work.
What do u think of my picture "Riyad" ?
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augenweide Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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Salemik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
That is REALLY nice.
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Photographer
fav X 10000000000000000000000000!
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melbournerocker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
amazing shot
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WizardOfUnseen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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ChrisAnezo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible point of view, wonderful designing, so beautiful country ;)
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LunaticaDeMente Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats, this multi-shot is amazing!
I'm an historian, I really like your gallery...(and your country) :aww:
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deyanire Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant't help but love this picture :)
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