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Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (6)

The Abulation Fountain as painted some 150 years ago


The Domed abulation Fountain – Photo taken last week

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (4)

One side of the domed Maidah (abulation fountain ).. tiny detailed decoration in every piece of this ancient wood ..don’t miss the wall behind


Its a Medrassa .. here are the desks and textbooks …

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (3)


I think there should be a personal (adopted) Qandeel for each Cairian .. This is mine … straight from God ..

The shade just feels cooler when you see the brightness outside ..

I am doors fanatic

Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan – Photos (2)


The Mausoleum

I like the unfinished drama of this Mausoleum …



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 …

Al-Rifa’i Mosque (8) – Cairo

I congratulated myself for this shot .. really felt triumphant grasping the light beam and the little details in the shade ..

Al-Rifa’i Mosque (7) – Cairo

Squint the eye – twist the neck – its worth it .. look at the marine blue hue

Al-Rifa’i Mosque (6) – Cairo

This wonderful gate kept me outside .. Don’t mind

hanging in the dark… bright


Al-Rifa’i Mosque (5) – Cairo

I Like the beautiful girl (take my word) , the sleeping man (sound asleep), the eager boy.. and what felt like an angel coming through the door ..

Al-Rifa’i Mosque (4) – Cairo

Rifa'i Mosque

This composition is awkwardly split into two halves.. this makes me itch .. but after the itch , I kind like the leaning lines and the entrapped mosque in the middle.. I feel it reflects the reality right..