Posted by Ir@qi (22.214.171.124) on November 02, 2001 at 22:21:49:
In Reply to: Belles Artes posted by parhad on November 02, 2001 at 18:43:19:
This shows how far reaching the Arab influence is, this is a typical Arab style building, used in all the old typical Arab style homes. By using moving water in the form of a fountain in the center, and green shades, all in the open center of the house, this arrangement made a cooool environment in the hot desert Middle East climate.
You see the same style of building in the "Azzem Palace" in Syria, as well as in my grandfather house in Iraq. The same is seen in many of the Arab buildings in Alhambra in Moorish Spain. As a matter of fact when Spain had a major sport event, several years ago, I red an article saying that they used the same Arabic concept on a large scale to cool down complete streets, and sport villages, by planting trees, and building many fountains near every areas where crowds of people was expected to be. The people of Spain brought some of the Arab influence to South America
The place look like a small Paradise.
: This is a converted Convent...converted to an art school. They offer all sorts of things here, fencing, dance, music, theatre, sculpture, jewelry making painting etc. There are two such schools here and students come from around the world. There´s a nice cafe in the corner and the atmosphere is...well very unAmerican.
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