Walking through Islamic Cairo, exploring the Mosques, is a must for anyone visiting Cairo. Mosques all give off different vibes–my favorite are the ones which feel old. The Mosque of Al-Hakim is one of my favorites. Completely built of stone, lamps and other long-lasting decorations, the place oozes spirituality and history. Standing inside amidst sturdy stone, elaborate lamps and painting, it is easy to imagine the Mosque looked similar years past–it was completed in 1010 AD.
Young women sketch at a merchant’s house turned museum in Islamic Cairo. They shared their supplies with Lila, Carlene’s daughter.
The crew listens and jots down notes at our first stop in Islamic Cairo.