Pink It Is #27

Turkish Pink

Sunrise, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Join BeckyB’s Square in September: In the Pink. Photos must be square, and for September, have to contain something pink. See this link for more information on how to take part in BeckyB’s quarterly square challenge..

WPC: Ascend

Ascending Toward The Light

Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt

Section of a portico arcade in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun (Masjid Ibn Ṭūlūn) in Cairo, Egypt. It is said to be the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form and is the second oldest mosque in Egypt. Commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt, the mosque was constructed between AD 876 and 879. The upper part of the mosque’s exterior walls hold 128  arched windows with intricate pierced-stucco geometric patterns. Only four of the arched windows date back to the period of Ibn Tulun. The intersecting circle motifs are specific to that period. Each window is unique in its design motif and they are considered one of the most exquisite characteristics of the building. Stucco decoration of combining linear and floral decoration adorn the edges and soffits of the arcade and window arches. The mosque has the oldest and richest collection of stucco decoration in Egypt. For more detailed information on the style and decoration of the mosque, go to Discover Islamic Art .

WPC: Ascend

State of Mind

Past and Future

Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey

Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey

 

WPC: State of Mind

Color Your World: Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Sienna

 

Mosque adjacent to the Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Jennifer’s Color Your World Challenge: Burnt Sienna

From Every Angle

Ritual Foot Washing Stations

Changing angles and changing light.

WPC: From Every Angle

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