Saturday, July 4, 2009

Finding a Breeze


While visiting some mosques in Old Cairo, in this case Sultan Hassan, it was readily apparent as we strolled through that they'd been built in such a way as to maximise air flow to reduce the summer heat. At doorways and windows (which are usually open to allow for the air to flow) there would be anything from a gentle whisper of a breeze to a refreshing blast of air. A young man sitting inside the mosque takes advantage of this flow and the shade to find relief on a summer day.

7 comments:

Hilda said...

Wall-sized windows — I like that! The details of the structure inside look fabulous too.

brattcat said...

He looks as if he's engaged in some sort of activity.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I believe that he was reading.

glduro_marieloupe said...

Inside a mosquee, I believe that he is praying.

Hi, I love Egypt! I was there yet, and as a History teacher I was overwhelmed!

marieloupe

Anonymous said...

Wonderful posts, I read about the Egyptian monuments at Famous Sites

Mo said...

Maybe they could send some srchitects to London. We dont cope very well here in the heat

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá amiga! O teu espaço é maravilhoso, tem belas fotos, porém se colocasses um tradutor ficaria mais fácil para entender e comentar.

Abraços,

Furtado.