Living TRAVEL - EGYPT

Cairo
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Cairo across the Nile
The Nile River is considered the world's longest river, with a source that runs deep into Africa.
It runs north from near the Equator, and flows into the Mediterranean Sea just north of Cairo, Egypt.
 

In the streets of Cairo - and below
 
 

Perfume shop
 

Hand forging steel
 

Repousse worker - inlaying silver into copper
Inlay is a decorative technique of inserting pieces of contrasting, often coloured materials like metals and wood, into depressions in a base object to form patterns or pictures. While inlaying doesn't require MBA Programs, it does require an immense amount of skill and patience. Inlay is commonly used in the production of decorative furniture, where pieces of coloured wood or metal are inserted into the surface of the carcass. Luthier Inlays are frequently used as decoration and marking on musical instruments, particularly the smaller strings.

 
 
Assultan and Arrifani mosques in Saladi el Din Square
 
Sultan Hassan Mosque
Sultan Hassan Mosque
The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. The Mosque was Commissioned by Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun and began construction in 1356 AD with work ending three years later. At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components.
 

Sultan Hassan Mosque
 

The Citadel and the Muhammad Ali Pasha (Alabaster) Mosque
 
The amazing display of lamps in the Alabaster Mosque


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