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Muhammad Ali Mosque (Part 2)

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

One of my favorite places that I visited when I was in Cairo was the Muhammad Ali Mosque.  It took 18 years to build and was started way back in 1839.  You can see the beautiful courtyard and entrance in my last post here, but now let's take a peek inside.  Once I entered, I knew I was in a place unlike any I'd ever been before.  The contrast of darkness/light and beauty/decay made the Mosque a unique and memorable destination.

Entering the Mosque

Entering the Mosque

Once inside, all shoes had to be removed

Once inside, all shoes had to be removed

The magical interior

The magical interior

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Rays of sunlight pouring in through exterior windows

Rays of sunlight pouring in through exterior windows

A view upwards into the large center dome

A view upwards into the large center dome

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The massive center chandelier 

The massive center chandelier 

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Large prayer carpet covering the floor

Large prayer carpet covering the floor

This old and broken chandelier still has much beauty in it, don't you think?

This old and broken chandelier still has much beauty in it, don't you think?

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

While studying the gorgeous gothic details of Notre Dame in art history class, I decided then and there that I would have to see this architectural wonder with my own eyes one day.  Now several years later, I've been fortunate enough to visit Paris and its cathedral more than once.  I think that no matter how many times I may visit, the beauty of Notre Dame will never disappoint.

Front of the Cathedral

Front of the Cathedral

Gargoyles "guarding" the exterior

Gargoyles "guarding" the exterior

Rose window inside the Cathedral

Rose window inside the Cathedral

Abstract interpretation of the rose window

Abstract interpretation of the rose window

A view upwards

A view upwards

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Rome: For the Architecture of It

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

Great food, amazing history, beautiful sunshine...all things that would make Rome a top destination to visit. Many probably don’t think of Rome's architecture as its top draw, but for some of us (those with a couple of architects in the family and a brief past stint in art history), the city’s architectural history is mesmerizing.  I mean, just look at those Corinthian, Doric and Ionic columns!  Anyway, even the casual admirer can enjoy Rome’s great architectural gems…

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

Ruins of a Roman bath

Ruins of a Roman bath

The Pantheon

The Pantheon

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The Forum

The Forum