This is a photo close to the entrance of the Mosque looking towards the centre structure. The floor in this courtyard is all alabaster and a very ornate structure in the centre of the courtyard.
Towards the rear right of the photo is a brass clock tower which is undergoing significant renovations and restoration.This clock was presented to Muhammad Ali by King Louis Philippe of France in 1845. The clock was reciprocated with the obelisk of Luxor which is now standing in Place de la Concorde in Paris.
When in this area, you must not have any shoes on – but I will put in some more details about the correct Etiquette regarding clothing and footwear in another post.
For more information on Muhammad Ali Mosque
- 2014-03-23 – Cairo
- Muhammad Ali Mosque – Courtyard
- Muhammad Ali Mosque – Domes
- Muhammad Ali Mosque – Part of the Citadel of Salah al-Din
- Muhammad Ali Mosque – Tomb
- Muhammed Ali Mosque – Correct Clothing Etiquette
- Muhammed Ali Mosque – Minarets at the Mosque
- Muhammed Ali Mosque – the Niche facing Mecca
- Muhammed Ali Mosque – View of Cairo from the Mosque