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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

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (2)

Mausoleum

The Mausoleum

I like the unfinished drama of this Mausoleum …

Mokarnasat

Mokarnasat

The wonderfully ornamented wooden Mokarnasat which was supposed to hold the wooden  dome. The dome is reconstructed … I don’t like the cement dome .. this is why I didn’t show it …

The Mausoleum .. He meant for this to be his burial place .. it is not … did it make any difference …

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (1)

It would be cliche to tell Sultan Hassan’s story by my photos. These are in fact my story with the place. Each photo tells me a little secret that I intend to keep to myself and you just have to live with a tiny fraction in the caption..

The place has its wonders in every spot.  Look up, down, sideways, peek in dark corners and just look anywhere and see if you can catch a story in your photos other than the wonders of the handicraft. It doesn’t take a genius to get good photos here, but it takes love for the photos to wake up the heart and the senses …

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan

This is the Sahn, The Central courtyard between the four Iwans. If you sit in one of the Iwans, you will enjoy the shade and you won’t stop looking up to the sky with these Qandeels (light Lanterns) dangling from what seems to be the sky ..

The Iwan

The eye of the sky …