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The River of light ..

Through the banks of ..

.. sombre night

Revelations , vision and love

Sail in the torrential river of light

The River of light
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Painting with light

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

 

Islamic Cairo

Al-Sehemy House , Cairo

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…

 

 

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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

 

Doors from Marrakesh

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Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (The masterpiece)

The Minbar door

The furnishings of Cairo’s mosques, especially during the Mamluk period, were decorated with intricately constructed polygons and strapwork. Most often, the polygons were of wood, either carved or inlaid with ivory or colored woods. In this particular door (Wood (rosewood and mulberry)  it was made of copper / bronze . These doors exhibit a great variety of patterns, most of which are also found in other media, such as stone carvings, marble mosaics, and stucco window grilles. The accurate cutting required to make such patterned objects is remarkable, since every piece affects the whole.
Zoom in -please – see the missing piece and look how each piece was perfectly nailed in the wood to make the forms. Just recessing the door few inches adds to its beauty.

خمسة وخميسة…. النوبة الجميلة…

بابي وقلبي ع البحري مفتوح….

بسم الله للضيف ييجي و بالسلامة يروح…

باكل من اديا السمرا طيبة وبسيسة…

وينام تحت جفني محروس بخمسة وخميسة…

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