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New on 500px : Masjed Mohamed Ali by KarimSeoudi by KarimSeoudi

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque (Arabic: مسجد محمد علي, Turkish: Mehmet Ali Paşa Camii) is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali’s oldest son, who died in 1816.

This great mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side.

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New on 500px : Pavillon of the Splendeur by khoitran by khoitran

Le pavillon de la Splendeur (en vietnamien: Hiển Lâm Các; littéralement pavillon de la Splendeur bienveillante venue d’En-Haut) est un pavillon de la Cité impériale de Hué au Viêt Nam. Sa façade de bois gravé est particulièrement élégante.

Pavilion of Splendor (Vietnamese: Hien Lam Cac; literally flag benevolent Splendor came from above) is a flag of the Imperial City of Hue in Vietnam. Its facade is particularly elegant woodcut.

Hiển Lâm Các

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New on 500px : Cairo Citadel by KarimSeoudi by KarimSeoudi

Cairo Citadel is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums.
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