Finally, a photo tour in Cairo. Although I’m here for few years, I couldn’t go in a real photo tour with real photographers until two days ago. Surprisingly, this was also my first time to visit these beautiful architectures in the old Cairo reflecting a very rich artistic in Egypt’s history.
This particular photo was captured at Al-Hakim Mosque which is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Imam Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985–1021), the sixth Fatimid caliph,16th Fatimid/Ismaili Imam and the first to be born in Egypt. It was built in 992 consists of an irregular rectangle with four arcades surrounding the courtyard. An unusual feature is the monumental entrance with its projecting stone porch.