Al Hakim Mosque

Al Hakim Mosque

Continuing to work on the photos fro the Old Cairo photo tour. Al Hakim Mosque is such a magnificent place that you easily feel the great history at every corner and detail. Unfortunately, that’s a crowded place by its nature. You can imagine how much work was done to remove people from the frame in post processing.

Al-Hakim Mosque 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,16 th Fatimid/Ismaili Imam and the first to be born in Egypt.The mosque was originally built as an enclosure by the Fatimid vizier Gawhar Al-Siqilli (c. 928–992), but was incorporated into the extended fortifications built by Badr al-Jamali. It consists of an irregular rectangle with four arcades surrounding the courtyard. An unusual feature is the monumental entrance with its projecting stone porch. It is located in “Islamic Cairo”, on the east side of Muizz Street, just south of Bab Al-Futuh (the northern gate).




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