Description 15'x11' Watercolor;Al Hussein Mosque is a very old Mosque (Built: 1154) of Cairo, Egypt near the famous Khan El-Khalili bazaar. Al Hussein Mosque is perhaps best known for the fact that it is home to the worlds oldest complete manuscript of the Quran. It is also believed to house the head of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad who was killed by the Umayyads in Iraq in 680. Today, Al Hussein Mosque is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic places in all of Egypt.Because of its religious significance and its ancient heritage, the mosque is often visited by foreign dignitaries and other Muslim pilgrims from around the world. Another fascinating feature of this mosque is the fact that one can see huge ornately decorated square shaped umbrellas set at the front of the building to provide shade for worshippers praying outside the mosque and to provide some shelter from the rain during heavy downpours. Interestingly, the umbrellas are operated electronically and are only opened when required.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.