Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo-Finish Friday -- Alabaster Cool

Courtyard of the Alabaster Mosque 
This is the fountain in the great alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali in Cairo.
We had to take our shoes off, or buy protective coverings for them, before we set foot in the courtyard as it led into the mosque proper.
The marble beneath our feet was quite cool.


David Barber said...

That is some very fine architecture, Leah. And all that for a world heavyweight boxing champion! Ha!

Another great photo!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, David.

Ha ha.

Dawn said...

Incredible place. Love the idea of cool marble floors.
Wish everyone that came in my house would wear clean shoes or coverings;)
Have a great weekend.

David Cranmer said...

Impressive as hell.

Reb said...

That is so beautiful. Any explanation for the metal bars between the columns?

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, it was awe-inspiring.

David, agreed.

Reb, I don't know.

Chris said...


Hilary said...

Wonderful structure. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us photographically. It's the next best thing to being there.

Leah J. Utas said...

Chris, yes.

Hilary, it is my pleasure.

the Bag Lady said...

This is gorgeous, cousin!