Archives Photo of the Week: Mosquee Assan Pacha, fontane des Ablutions. Caire.
By: Eric Schnittke
May 16, 2014
57 Mosquee Assan Pacha, fontane des Ablutions. Caire. [Assan Pacha Mosque, Fountain of purification. Cairo.] Penn Image #166024
I came across this week’s photo by chance and was just mesmerized by it. Taken by Maison Bonfils, it depicts a fountain inside of the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. The photograph was taken in the late 1800s and is an 8.75″ x 11″ albumen print. The fountain and mosque still exist today and you can view an image of the restored fountain here.