Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Travel Photo Thursday

I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox.

November 2007 - Cairo Egypt

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque Mehmet Ali Pa┼ča Camii) is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.



7 comments:

  1. That's an impressive mosque, and like many great buildings, the owner of an interesting story.

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  2. Hello there, nice to meet you via Travel Photo Thursday. That's a HUGE mosque, and nicely framed too. I only once passed through Cairo, definitely on the must-visit list.

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  3. I can see the similarities with names between this and the Ishak Pasha Palace in Turkey. Mehmet is the most common Turkish name as well.

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  4. That is a beautiful building.

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  5. I'd never heard of this mosque. It's impressive, isn't it?

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  6. What a big, beautiful mosque. I like the blue skies, too.

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  7. I visited this mosque back in 2004. I remember how beautiful it was against that beautiful blue sky. Thanks for linking up this week!

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