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The City of a Thousand Minarets

July 11th, 2008

Nowhere in the Muslim world can you find such a profusion of domes and minarets as in Cairo. Rising from the haze of crowded, crumbling streets in the old, chaotic, yet picturesque medieval parts of the city, they dominate the city's skyline. Minarets, indeed, are Cairo's joy and ornament and the source of Cairenes' favorite nickname: "Madeenet el alf Midhana," "the city of a thousand minarets."

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architecture » blue » cairo egypt » cityscape » clouds » egypt » green » landscape » minarets » orange » photography » sky » sunset »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Chris Gin
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Absolutely stunning pic!! One of the best I've seen.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: waelsaad
about 14 years, 4 months ago
thank you my dear :)
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Simply marvellous.
Posted By: a_m0d
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Is this image a real photo, or did you photo shop a number of different images together?
Posted By: ZenTendencies
about 14 years, 4 months ago
Wonderful :) This became my wall in about ten seconds!
Posted By: idmadj
about 14 years, 3 months ago
The colors and composition are great. The photoshopping is good (duplication is rare and elements are, in most cases, well defined), but it still needs a some work. There are some perspective problems here and there (the most obvious being on the bottom of the biggest minaret). Also, the way the water on the left fades into the city looks awkward in comparison to the general quality of the rest of the picture. Still, the choice of imagery is very good and the HDRI look you gave it is pretty convincing.
Posted By: waelsaad
about 14 years, 3 months ago
thanks idmadj for the great critique i think you are right when you talk about the perspective issues :)
Posted By: fgjk
about 14 years, 2 months ago
I would just like you to know that this stunning piece of artwork is now my desktop image, replacing a image that had held that place for about 2 years...
Amazing job..
Posted By: AnkurP992
about 14 years, 2 months ago
The Muslim world is almost never portrayed beautiful, i find this to look amazing and snagged a spot on my desktop. Great work!
Posted By: yuga
about 14 years, 2 months ago
Very nice ! Thank you
Posted By: Marcus W.
about 14 years ago
One of my favorite wallpapers ever! Simply breathtaking!
Posted By: theroyalestella
about 14 years ago
On my top 5 list. The whole idea is just great, it sort of dream-like, which I always love in a wallpaper. When I open my laptop I find myself just looking at the picture for awhile, I see something new I like about it every time. : )
Posted By: young23ant
about 13 years, 6 months ago
very nice
about 13 years, 1 month ago
Simply awesome.......It's my favorite of all time.
Posted By: bkmhalsey
about 12 years, 11 months ago
absolutely gorgeous! my current wallpaper, unlikely to be going anywhere soon :)
Posted By: lrh5439
about 12 years, 3 months ago
Overall this images does lend well as a wallpaper. It is colorful and dynamic with the exotic architecture and the dramatic lighting that is being cast onto the sky.

In general less is more, the color is perhaps too artificial in the sky and give the image an uber-reality, sci-fi quality.

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