Thursday, September 21, 2006

Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom
Photo courtesy of "rts boink"
who published it on Flickr. He wrote to me:
Among the things I collect are mililtary and medical patches

Qait Bey Citadel, Alexandria

Citadel, Alexandria Solomon's sealQAIT Bey Citadel is one of the most important citadels in Egypt. It was build by the Mamluk Sultan al Ashraf Abul- Nasr Qait Bey in 1477 A.D.
Photo is courtesy of “wolftracker” who published it on Flickr. Wolftracker wrote to me:
This is the floor design throughout most of Qait Bey Citadel in Alexandria, Egypt. I took the picture because I find the prevalence of the Star of David in Islamic architecture to be very interesting. The Citadel was built in the late 1400s on the remains of the Lighthouse of Alexandria during the Mamluk period. The mosque it contains is believed to be among the oldest in Alex.

Humayun's tomb, Delhi, India

This Picture of a hexagram is courtesy of Andy Mason from Flickr.
Humayun's tomb [(1605-1613] is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal(Mogul)tombs.
There are a few explanations to the existence of this hexagram in the archway:
1. It is a Hindu symbol
2. It is a Mandala symbol
3. It is a Persian import

Sukkah Lampshade in Jerusalem Mall

Today we hanged Yevu Yashir Sukkah Lampshades in the shape of 3D Star of David in a mall in Jerusalem. It looks quite small in the huge space of the Mall, but a lot of people who come to the mall for the High Holidays will be able to raise their heads and enjoy them.