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Tuesday
Oct272009

Cairo Citadel

 

This is one place I haven't visited on my previous trips to Cairo.  Today, I managed to find some time to go to the Cairo Citadel and take a few shots.

 

 

 

 

It was a flying visit - an hour or so including my journey there and back to the hotel. I did however get a good feel of the place.  Unfortunately I also saw what I expected: a disorganised, messy and unmaintained site.

 

 

 

 

The Mohammad Ali Mosque was very interesting... I love the design from outside and in.  The height of this area also offers great views of the city.  Have a look at the pollution which seemed especially bad today.

 

Reader Comments (11)

Great pictures! I love pic# 4. If you shot it in RAW it would make for a great HDR! ;) Please try it

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

That mosque reminds me of Turkey, Haia Sofia Mosque! Beautiful shots, fifth one being my favorite!

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

nice pictures. captures the old-world charm; although as you say the place looks bit dilapidated.

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Amazing shots

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasttro

Thanks... It was JPEG. I don't have photoshop. Is there a good free software that allows me to combine shots that way?

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks. Mine too.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks :)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you :)

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I use photomatix but there are some free softwares available.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-high-dynamic-range-hdr-software.htm

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Thank you sir! I will definitely give it a try sometime.

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Mashallah, you have a great talent BuYousef... keep up the great work!

January 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterel wehbi

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