2 April 2012

Islamic Architecture

These photographs all depict various aspects of Islamic Architecture in Tunis.  You may wish to re-read my initial post on the definition of the Mashrabiya style to reacquaint yourself with the terminology.

This photograph shows an ornate Mashrabiya style extension which protrudes from the side of a house with the balcony facing a main street.

Here it is possible to see the cylindrical glazed brick tiles above the windows of a small balcony.  Notice that the exterior wooden shutters covering the windows once again make use of the Mashrabiya style.  In the sense that it is not possible to see into the house but the people within can see out.

Finally, in this photograph it is possible to see Stuccowork surrounding the windows together with dark green cylindrical glazed brick tiles.
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