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A Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Gates of Glory and Facades of Fame

A Walking Tour of Islamic Cairo

Ahmed Seddik

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 6:52 AM (Sunrise)

For reservation: call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

In this beautiful tour of words and deeds, history and architecture
are elegantly braided together. Travel back in time to the splendid
sights and sounds of historic Cairo, the fabled bridge between ancient
Egypt and modern Egypt.

In this tour, I shall prove that there exists an architectural
historian technique whereby history can be interpreted through
architecture. Behold! Seddik technique is unique.

“Travel. Set out and head for pastures new. Life tastes richer when
you’ve rode warm feet. No water that stagnates is fit to drink, for
only that which flows is truly sweet ….” – Ibn Battuta

“behind the gates of glory and facades of fame lie unique stories of
rise and fall that teach us to never give in, in nothing great or
small, in the march of history against the juggernaut of time. When
domes dominate a relief of belief reveals the architecture of history
in the history of architecture through abodes beyond the boundaries of
death.

The minarets dot the I’s and cross the T’s of architecture, furnishing
a Rosetta Stone to untangle the web of history. The palaces of
startling elegance provide visual biographies highlighting the
salience of sailing in the sea of history and granting us a passport
to the past."

List of what we might or might not see during our tour:

Bab Zeweila
Mosque of Almuayyad Sheikh
Mosque of Alfakahany
Complex of Sultan Qansuah al-Ghuri
Al-Azhar Mosque
Funerary Complex of Sultan Qansuh al-Ghuri (a glimpse)
Al-Hussein Mosque
Khan Jarkas el-Khalili
Sultan al-Ashraf Barsbay Complex
Jawhar Al-Qaid
Bayn al-Qasrayn
Mosque and Sabil-Kuttab of Shaykh ‘Ali al- Mutahhar
Madrasa and Mausoleum of al-Malik al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub
Al-Zahir Beibars
The Qalawun complex
Bait El Kadi (House of the Judge)
Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Madrasa and Mausoleum
Sabil-Kuttab Mohamed Ali
Sultan al-Zahir Barquq Funerary Complex
Egyptian Textile Museum (just make a brief mention of)
Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel-Rahman Katkhuda (Ottoman)
The Mosque of al-Aqmar
Al-Darb al-Asfar
Bayt Al-Suhaymi in Al-Darb al-Asfar
Mosque-Sabil of Suleiman Agha el-Silahdar
Al-Hakim Bi-Amr-Allah Mosque
Bab Al Fotouh (Gate of Conquests)
Bab Al Nasr (Gate of Victory)

by Ahmed Seddik at 2012-01-12 10:43:09 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

14 Jan 2012 00:01

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Ahmed Seddik, Producer and Translator Ahmed Seddik
Producer and Translator
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Cairo , Egypt


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