Category Archives: Architecture

Cairo, the city of light and shade

Islamic Cairo

Quanta laden light gust

thousands light years ahead ..

From the creative core of the infinite sole

Waves beyond waves of lavish lust .

 

Glorious brush in the delicate grip

religiously tracing a carved frame

and gently weaving a Cairene grace

of light, highlight, and a sepian shade.

 

At noon .. all noons, a faintly glow

Grows to a silky throw ,

and warm vibrant strokes

at sunset …wears spicy tangy hues .

 

Cairo, the city of light and shade

Painted, permeated, bathed

From birth to dark to dawn, a fairy tale

of the  century old.. love affair…

 

 

TarekOfCairo

 

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AlAzhar Mosque 970

 

Photos from Al-Azhar Mosque and complex which includes the second oldest continuously run university in the world.

 

A bird in Al-Azhar Mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque 970

The Qalawun complex 1280

Sultan Qalaun Complex 1280

 

Sultan Qalaun Complex 1280

 

Sultan Qalaun Complex 1280

 

Sultan Qalaun Complex 1280

 

Ceilings from heaven

The Qalawun complex (Arabic: مجمع قلاون‎) is a massive complex in Cairo, Egypt that includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum 1280

 

The Qalawun complex (Arabic: مجمع قلاون‎) is a massive complex in Cairo, Egypt that includes a madrasa, a hospital and a mausoleum 1280

 

A Door to heaven ..

Al-Malik Az-Zahir Sayf ad-Din Barquq 1386

Al-Malik Az-Zahir Sayf ad-Din Barquq 1386

Al-Malik Az-Zahir Sayf ad-Din Barquq 1386

 

Hypnosis.. again and again

Divine Mashrabia in Al-Sehemy House (1648)

 

Soliman Agha Al Selehdar Mosque – Cairo- (1825)

Zoom in to appreciate the delicacy ..

Perspective ..

The Cellar of Soliman Agha Al Selehdar Mosque – Cairo- (1825)

Circle ..

Al-Sehemy House 1648

Square

Hypnosis …

Seheemi