The mosque built by Ibn Tulun is the oldest surviving Islamic structure in Cairo. It was completed in 879 AD.
The mosque encloses a large courtyard, which is a surprisingly peaceful place in the centre of this noisy, bustling city. The domed building pictured here has facilities for the ritual washing before prayers.
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gulliver (1646) 2005-03-29 10:54
Very nice sharpness Jonathan. Quality of the shot is very good. Well done!
supereira (9576) 2005-03-31 5:37
Good shot.Ilike the composition and point of view.I like the colorts and contrasts.I like the contrast between the building and the sky.Good textures,light and sharpness.Great sky,I like the blue and clouds.Well done!
mitternacht (1839) 2005-03-31 8:29
Nice shapes and colors. The combination of earthy tones and blue sky often offers a potential for great photos. I like how the dome is mirrored by the other one behind the wall, and the spiralling stair case leading to the small minaret makes this look ancient. I like the rather strong sunlight which together with the empty floor, conveys a dry and hot atmosphere.
toni_al (15875) 2005-03-31 14:17
Very good architectural shot. Great composition, sharpness and nice contrasting colours. Good work.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-04-02 9:58
Good point of view and colours. Harse lighting condtion have been well handled.
bibiweb (8) 2005-10-10 3:28
I see you had a much brighter and bluer sky than I did during your visit to Cairo! I like your version of Ibn Tulun, with more vivid colors than mine.
jafadabret (56501) 2005-11-27 5:47
Jonathan, c'est une belle composition que voilà avec une architecture très dépouillée. Dommage quelques personnages auraient donné un peu de vie à l'ensemble non ?
- Copyright: Jonathan Wilson (jbweasle) (9393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 1:3.5-4.5 DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-29 10:42