Happy Eid ul-Fitr ~ 24 Photographs of Islamic Architecture and Design from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and UAE

Ramadan is close to its end, and for our Muslim friends, we would like to wish you,

Happy Eid ul-Fitr!

We compiled 24 of our photographs of great Islamic architecture and design from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and the UAE.

We hope you enjoy them!

Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai, UAE)

Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai, UAE)

Jemaa el-Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque (Marrakech, Morocco)

Jemaa el-Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque (Marrakech, Morocco)

Koutoubia Mosque (Marrakech, Morocco)

Koutoubia Mosque (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Ceiling decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Ceiling decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Column decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Column decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

An arch inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

An arch inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

Wall decoration inside the Bahia Palace (Marrakech, Morocco)

A fortuneteller in Jemaa el-Fna (Marrakech, Morocco)

A fortune teller in Jemaa el-Fna (Marrakech, Morocco)

Av. Muhammed V street sign (Marrakech, Morocco)

Av. Muhammed V street sign (Marrakech, Morocco)

A man leaving a small mosque after praying (Marrakech, Morocco)

A man leaving a small mosque after praying (Marrakech, Morocco)

God, Country, and King, written on a hill (Agadir, Morocco)

God, Country, and King, written on a hill (Agadir, Morocco)

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)

Inside Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)

Inside Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey)

The Blue Mosque aka. Sultan Ahmed Mosque in a Ramadan night (Istanbul, Turkey)

The Blue Mosque aka. Sultan Ahmed Mosque in a Ramadan night (Istanbul, Turkey)

The main hall of the Blue Mosque

The main hall of the Blue Mosque

The ceiling decoration of the Blue Mosque

The ceiling decoration of the Blue Mosque

Wall decoration from Topkapii Palace (Istanbul, Turkey)

Wall decoration from Topkapii Palace (Istanbul, Turkey)

Izmir Clock Tower (Turkey)

Izmir Clock Tower (Turkey)

Al Qaed Ibrahim Mosque (Alexandria, Egypt)

Al Qaed Ibrahim Mosque (Alexandria, Egypt)

Citadel of Qaitbay, which was errected on the ruin of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, with a little mosque on the top. (Alexandria, Egypt)

Citadel of Qaitbay, which was errected on the ruin of the Lighthouse of Alexandria (that world famous one from the ancient world), with a little mosque on the top. (Alexandria, Egypt)

A mosque in Alexandria, Egypt

A mosque in Alexandria, Egypt

A mosque in Cairo, Egypt

A mosque in Cairo, Egypt

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

11 Responses to “Happy Eid ul-Fitr ~ 24 Photographs of Islamic Architecture and Design from Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and UAE”

  1. Angela
    30 August 2011 at 3:08 am #

    Great photo essay, Islamic art and architecture can be very fascinating.

    • Dina
      31 August 2011 at 1:00 am #

      I agree! I love the Moorish architecture accross Spain and Portugal too.

  2. Ashley
    30 August 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    I love Islamic architecture – the details are so delicate and beautiful! The photos from Marrakech are my favorites.
    Ashley´s last post…ArtSmart Roundtable: When You Really SEE a Painting

    • Dina
      31 August 2011 at 1:00 am #

      I love the intricacy of the geometrical motives, love it!

  3. ehalvey
    30 August 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    LOVE to see Islamic architecture-the geometry and calligraphy are so amazing. And that kind of recessed pattern like the capital on the column featured above. I fell in love with that when studying Guarini’s possible influences for the tower over the shroud in Turin.

    • Dina
      31 August 2011 at 1:13 am #

      I agree, Islamic architecture and art are gorgeous, especially the geometry. I just browsed Guarini’s Turin tower, wow, the pictures look so beautiful! I hope I’ll see it one day!

  4. Erica
    31 August 2011 at 3:59 am #

    These are so beautiful. The architecture is just so… WOW. <3
    Erica´s last post…How To: Break Into a Utilian House Like a Pro

  5. Sabina
    13 October 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Islamic architecture is my absolute favorite style. I can’t get enough of it. These photos tell me I need to get to Morroco!!
    Sabina´s last post…Injuries and Accidents on the Road

  6. Rajasthan Tours
    20 October 2011 at 1:29 am #

    amazing and beautiful pictures

  7. raffles
    10 January 2012 at 2:44 am #

    I love the intricate design of Islamic architecture
    Nice pictures!

  8. Alex
    27 February 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I have to say in terms of Islam culture, I will pick Morocco over any other destination anytime. I love their markets, you can’t miss anything.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge