Tag Archives: Islamic architecture

The Majestic Mosque Street’s Wonder

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There was something stately about Mosque Street’s jamatkhana: the Islamic lattice-work on the lower balconies; the rhythm of the arches; and the clock tower overlooking the street. Continue reading The Majestic Mosque Street’s Wonder

A stroll through Old Cairo’s Shari Al-Muiz Li-Din Allah

On our second tour of Old Cairo, we started at the southern wall  of Shari Al-Muiz Li-Din Allah through an arched entrance and walked past one beautiful building after another. There were buildings with intricate wooden latticework, sculptured doors and Arabic calligraphy decorating the walls. Continue reading A stroll through Old Cairo’s Shari Al-Muiz Li-Din Allah

Guayaquil’s Rio Guayas

Guayaquil was steamy after being in the Andes, but a walk beside Rio Guayas gave the illusion of coolness. The entire waterfront was open to the public with water pools, lush vegetation and even a poor toucan locked in a cage. Continue reading Guayaquil’s Rio Guayas