Sunday, 1 August 2010

365/150: 19 July 2010: Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque

This has to be one of the most impressive religious buildings I’ve been in. The design means that the open space under the main dome (which rises to 52m) is even larger than a big cathedral, with far fewer pillars to block your view – and the atmosphere was much less formal than I expected – although perhaps because of the number of tourists. We even got stopped by a couple of Egyptian guys who wanted their photo taken with some European tourists!

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Other highlights of the day included the Cairo Museum – but we weren’t allowed to take cameras inside :0(

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