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Granada. by Soltyska

The Alhambra is a Nasrid “palace city”. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. It is certainly Granada’s most emblematic monument and one of the most visited in Spain. It consists of a defensive zone, the Alcazaba, together with others of a residential and formal state character, the Nasrid Palaces and, lastly, the palace, gardens and orchards of El Generalife. from Wiki

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Nocturne by ottoberkeley

Night shot of Poplar Station footbridge, East London.

I’ve photographed the location during the day, when harsh light was streaming through the glass. For this shoot, I thought it might be fun to visit in the evening once the outside of the tunnel had faded away and the lights inside the tunnel had been switched on.

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Hammam by AliKordZadeh

This bath house or so called Hammam is situated within the ruins of the Ancient Agora, close to the Tree of Hippocrates. It is known as the Great Yalı Hammam. This Ottoman bath house, built in the 17th century, is the only bath house among the Dodecanes Islands to have been used up to 1948. Because of its proximity to the harbor, from 1948 to the 1980s it was used as a salt depot.

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‘Amr ibn al-‘As by KhaledNoaman

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The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As (Arabic: جامع عمرو بن العاص‎), also called the Mosque of Amr, was originally built in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat. The original structure was the first mosque ever built in Egypt.[1] The location for the mosque was the site of the tent of the commander of the conquering army, general Amr ibn al-As. One corner of the mosque contains the tomb of his son, ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries, nothing of the original building remains, but the rebuilt Mosque is a prominent landmark, and can be seen in what today is known as “Old Cairo”. It is an active mosque with a devout congregation, and when prayers are not taking place, it is also open to visitors and tourists.[2]

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