View over CairoA walk through Cairo is a trip through the ages. You'll see buildings from almost every age of architecture: more than a thousand mosques, modern office buildings, wealthy suburbs, shantytowns, medieval Old Cairo, and pyramids on the edge of the city. Cairo remained the central city of Egypt throughout the period of British rule and afterwards. The 20th century saw massive growth in the size of the city as peasants left the farmlands in pursuit of work in the factories and commerce of the metropolis. The city was especially burdened by refugees from the various wars with Israel: much of the population of the Sinai peninsula and the cities along the Suez Canal left for Cairo between 1967 and 1978. Today, Cairo is Africa's most populous city and the Arab world's cultural centre. Since the 19th century Cairo has also become a center for tourism as people from around the world have come to see the monuments and artifacts of Ancient Egypt, especially the Pyramids. Laws against the export of these treasures has meant that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the only place in the world that many items can be seen.
Talaat Harb square
El Aed pastries shop
Talaat Harb square at night
Cool building in Central CairoCairo Tower (Gezirah)..Over 180 m (590 ft) high, it is the most outstanding attraction of modern Cairo. The first of the top two storeys is a rotating restaurant and cafeteria. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Cairo from the observation platform.
Cairo thru Nile
View from Cairo tower
Looking across the Nile Again
Looking across the Nile from Zamalek
Nile - River
Nile - View
View - Nile Hilton
A walking around Zamalek and this is the view from across the NileCairo transliterated: al-Qahirah, transl. 'victorious') is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15.2 million people, the largest in Africa. There are, however, millions of homeless and undocumented citizens. With these factored in, some population estimates reach as high as 25 million people. Cairo is the sixteenth most populous metropolitan area in the world (the 10th according to 2004 statistics).... Wikipedia.
Cairo Citidale Mosque
The Hanging Church, Cairo
Al Ahly Club (The African 20th century club) Img from top of the tower
Cairo at nightDowntown Cairo, the red building in the middle of the picture is the Cairo Museum.
Opera House - From Cairo Tower
The beautiful Cairo Opera House from Cairo Tower
The Cairo Library
Mena House Oberoi view of PyramidWhile al-Qahirah is the official name of the city, in local speech it is typically called simply by the name of the country, Misr (Arabic, pronounced Masr in the local dialect. The name Al-Qahirah literally means "The Subduer," though it's often translated as "The Victorious." The origin of the name is said to come from the appearance of the planet Mars during the founding of the city. The planet Mars, associated with destruction was called "Al Najm Al Qahir" in Arabic, from which the name of the city was derived. However the legacy of the name evolved into the title "Qahirat Al Adaa" meaning "subduer of the enemies". This title was given to the city as many armies were destroyed in attempts to invade Cairo or defeated elsewhere by troops sent from Cairo....Wikipedia. At the entrance to the Khan is a large square borderd on three sides by mosques with the Khan completing the box.
An exciting time browsing around in the Souk.
Walk like an Egyptian~!
Going on a camel ride at Giza!
A group at Fishawy
MerchandisingTHERE ARE MANY TINY SHOPS SELLING A MYRID OF THINGS RANGING FROM THE EXPENSIVE TO THE VERY CHEAP.
Cairo Train Station
Famous court of 10th century Al Azhar-mosque in the centre of Cairo.
Inside the Mosque of Mohammed AliLooking up is rewarding in the Muhammed Aly-mosque in Cairo de decorations are breathtaking.
The grand central prayin' hall inside the Citadel.
Khan al Khalili
Khan el Khalili by Night
Soccer in Old Cairo
This Tea shop has been open continuously for the past 300 years
One side of the square leading into the Khan
Cairo University Famous Hall
Cairo University - Side Shoot