“Who are You?”

Mystic hammam

Taken in the oldest hamman in old islamic town of Cairo

Let’s have a walk together in the streets of the old Cairo Islamic district.

This district is the oldest of this giant city and is the greatest concentrations of historical monuments of Islamic architecture in the world!

First buildings have been built around 800 AD and is now a UNESCO site so much it’s a beautiful district!

This photo has been taken in the oldest hammam of the district, built around 1400 AD if I’m not wrong and was still in use up to the 60’s.

This place can now be visited by everyone and you can have a look on its beautiful architecture! For sure a marvellous place!

The “lights” in the ceiling you can see on this photo are holes to let steam going and to fresh the room. This room was dedicated to the massages with an elevation in the middle of the room where customers stretched to be massaged.

The personnage you see on the photo stands on this elevation and is staring the light through the holes in the ceiling. I find this photography really mysterious because the personnage seems questioning his enlightened creator with something like

“Who are You? Send me a proof that you exist!”

6 Comments on “Who are You?”

  1. Reblogged this on Yas Niger and commented:
    Lovely pictures to go with the beautiful prose

  2. I like the way you exposed this.

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