It appears as though one is walking in an outside mall, when, in reality, it's "covered outdoors." That is not the blackness of night, but the darkness of a covered path.
Some of the many shops located at the souq
Here we are entering the shopping area and find what we were looking for. Something to identify us with the locals. Andrew tried it on first, but his head was too big for the band holding on the scarf. (LOL...I just noticed the woman laughing on the left side of this picture.)
I tried it on and ended up buying it. I wore it the rest of our shopping trip and one group of guys sitting in a store watching people go by said something to me about Palestinians since this kuffiyeh is one way of identifying with those oppressed people.
In the shops you would find a variety of nuts
for all your baking needs.
Andrew bought some candy and Chinese nuts at a place like this.
There were many many more shops such as these and others that sold jewelry, dried beans, souvenirs, toys, clothes and so forth. Additionally, there were places to buy delicious Arab-style fast foods. We also visited a hammam located in this area.
Pictures from Damascus, Syria