Elegant Courtyard Columns

November 1, 2008
Are you impressed, as I am, with the skill of masonic artisans who designed and erected columns and arches without modern tools in the Citadel in Cairo?

Impressions of Egypt Number 8

In keeping with the blog’s theme of “Enrich Your Life, Enrich Your Relationships,” this is one of several posts about a trip we took in December 2007, to Egypt. It definitely enriched my life and expanded my understanding of that country, and of the many challenges they face as they evolve into a different kind of country than the one I visited. — Note added in 2011 after the spring revolution

This entry could also be filed as one of my “visual viewpoints” you may have seen in earlier posts.

Citadel columns

I don’t know the period during which these columns were built at the Citadel, but I do know they attracted my attention because I am always impressed with the skill of masonic artisans who designed and erected columns and arches without modern tools. I’d sure never know how to go about it.

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