Al Mashrabiya

Mashrabiya

Featured Photo: Mashrabiya by Edmund Azucena

According to our guest artist, “The Mashrabiya is a form of bay window in traditional Arabian architecture and Islamic culture that projects usually from the street side of houses. It is made of carved wood constructed into a beautiful latticework. Besides the charm and beauty in the aesthetic, it is generally known to serve two purposes – to provide a modest area for the women to peer out into the streets whilst remaining invisible to the public, thus, it is said to symbolize the legendary mystery of the Orient – and to impart additional cooling to the house as the open lattices allow a constant current of air into the room.”

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#LookUP

Salut! This series of snapshots, via a camera phone, were from our recent trip to France. All images were taken looking up at the subject. #lookup #pointofview This is our way of paying tribute to the artistry, symmetry, glamour and the distinct architecture of these three magnificent cities–Avignon, Lyon and Paris.

‘Now, look up with us and hope you’ll enjoy it.’

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