Category Archives: Pictures

The Khan – Part III – Syria (Last Part)

So this is the last part of my first post about The Khan! Yes, its not gonna be the last one for sure – I love this place ❀

So lets come in from Med’hat Pasha St.! The main entrance to The Khan πŸ˜‰ Shall we?

This side is the Fashion Side πŸ˜‰ (link)

It was originally a khan. Records from the Ottoman era identify it as the Continue reading

The Khan – Part II – Syria

So after a very beautiful tour in The Khan (first part)… I went upstairs to take more pictures of the upper level part of it.

The first couple of rooms I went to were for new designers “Createurs” in the region. Beautiful clutches, accessories, clothing, and more…

Very nice collections of Continue reading

The Khan – Part I – Syria

After a long day at Hameediya and Bakdash Booza,Mrs. Sandra -the very very sweet Sandra- picked me up from the hotel to take me to her store, The Khan (link).

We walked in, she gave me a tour – in the middle of which her husband, and co-owner, Mr. Amjad joined in… they were very friendly and very happy to show me around the place… I was over the moon! The place is really hip and old – in terms of history! Its rich of culture… every room, every wall, every corner has a story! I can’t help but admire such places… they retain the history and culture so well, yet they are welcoming visitors from all over the place in!

Then they let me be…. free with my camera all over the place! I took so many pics so I wont post them all in one blog post πŸ˜‰ Today is part one πŸ˜‰

I will start with the side entrance to The Khan..

We will start here, with the Continue reading

Sultan Hassan and AlRifaie Mosques

After visiting Muhammed Ali Mosque, we headed down to Sultan Hassan and Al Rifaie Mosques

The one the left side was built by Sultan Hassan Bin Qalawun, who was a Turkish Sultan that reigned in Egypt during the 14th C.

Its a HUGE mosque with huge huge doors and beautiful architecture… very devoted Continue reading

Teasers on Twitter

I have decided to post teaser pictures on my twitter account before my posts are posted on my blog πŸ˜‰

You can follow me on twitter (link)

Or check them every now and then on my twitpic (link)

Muhammed Ali Mosque

My dad, his Egyptian friend Ali, and I decided to pass by Muhammed Ali Mosque while we were in Cairo last November.

Its a beautiful Ottoman mosque commissioned by Muhammed Ali Pasha -in memory of his son Tusun Pasha- between 1830 and 1848.

Thats the courtyard

AndΒ alabaster covered courtyard.

I also snapped few pics from the inside… the chandelier – here you can see the central dome which is surrounded by other domes

You can find more info here!

Its a place not to be missed… specially if you wanna go and admire the architecture of the Ottomans!

Here is a picture from the top of Sultan Hassan and AlRifaie Mosques, which I will be posting pictures about tomorrow

And here are different pictures I took while out of Muhammed Ali Mosque of Cairo

Cairo – Random Pictures Here & There

I want to continue to post about my trip from last November… so to jump start this I thought of sharing some random pictures (in no specific order) I have taken here and there while in Cairo…

Random street in the outskirts

The famous rocks at Airport 3

Al Azhar

And that is a kiss from Continue reading

Seafood BBQ Day at Home

I am back with one of my random food posts from home πŸ˜‰ We had a seafood BBQ feast last Friday…

The menu was a selection of Continue reading

Winter Wonderland

While in London last September… I managed to pass by the Winter Wonderland in the Hyde Park a couple of times

I loved it… the setup was amazing with so many attractions, performances, arcades and games, and lots of good Continue reading

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

After seeing my friend, Hala’s pictures of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! I want to go and relive some of my childhood memories… specially that I have not been in there for quite some time… So while walking around in Piccadilly Circus one day… my dad and I dropped by πŸ˜‰

Now I have snapped many (WAY TOO MANY) pictures… but I will only post a few in this post πŸ˜‰

I liked the idea behind these pieces below

Portraits of the Queen and Billionaire Mohammed AlFayed made of Continue reading