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Maisons du Liban - palais by Majnouna Maisons du Liban - palais by Majnouna
More from the book, still without text, so don't worry if it looks a little empty, it's not complete until the text's been added. Here we arrive at the palace, whose grand architecture is in fact simply the piecing together of simple basic plans (the central hall, liwan and gallery plans), not all of which I have posted.
This would be the outer facade. Homes, churches and palaces used small doors as above because abusive Arab and Ottoman officers made a habit of barging in on horseback.
The alternation of light and dark bands of stone is, if I remember well, of Mamluk origin and called ablaq.
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Alene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love that little balcony-turret-thingy (yay for me & my technical terms ;)). It's gorgeous!
I love this spread - it feels very balanced. I like the way you can see that there is a garden inside, too! =) Good luck with the rest!
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randomlebanese Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Nice horseback rider. :)

Love the buildings you draw. And your skill in general. :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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randomlebanese Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Evil dA did not show other comments. :(
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
that's cool!

i always wondered about the color alternations.
plus, i've always wanted a house set up like the floorplan you show in the corner there.

yay for small doors!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I love these, with the central courtyard!
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Nice, I always wondered about the stripy archways. This is the style of Beit-ed-dine and Deir-el-Qamar, right?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes, though of course you'll find it in houses built around that time around the country (and in Cairo too!)
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the girl in the balcony. It's a touch of "Romeo and Juliet"! :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hehe true!
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