Monday, July 27, 2015

Old Cairo

In the late afternoon we went to the old part of Cairo to see El Azhar mosque. It is built in a different style than many of the later mosques. There are many pillars supporting a flat roof, so the interior is a bit like being in a forest. 

There are a few sky lights with stained glass windows in them.

From the mosque we went on to the Khan El Khalili, the old market where many merchants offered to make our wallets lighter.

We went to a sheesha shop that hasn't been closed in 200 years, called Fishaway. Paul is a real fan of pipe smoking and we had never been, so we had to go. There were people wandering through offering to sell us everything from henna to machine gun style bubble makers, but that just adds to the excitement. We had cold drinks and a good time.