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Giza Series: Farmers Market l Life plays out as usual in modern times around the pyramid city of Giza. A young farmer packs up shop for the day at the Farmers Market. Fresh fruit and vegetables are brought to this centre of town where the local community buy their supply of local crops. It’s hard to believe that a few kilometres from this struggling neighbourhood stand, high and mighty, the ancient Egyptian monuments.Read more

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Recommended fiction with more on Downtown Cairo and The Yacoubian Building: In 1934, Hagop Yacoubian, the millionaire and then doyen of the Armenian community in Egypt, decided to construct an apartment block that would bear his name. He chose for it the best site on Suleiman Basha and engaged a well-known Italian engineering firm to build it, and the firm came up with a beautiful design—ten lofty stories in the high classical European style, the balconies decorated with Greek facesRead more

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Cairo Series: Downtown buildings l January 2015 Images that interlink form a triptych Photograph recollection connected by time in a car journey through Downtown Cairo where 19th and 20th century buildings speak volumes. 20th century European architecture merges with oriental finishings, palm trees and Arabic typography. The loud, hectic, dysfunctional-yet-charming streets of Cairo are witness to the constant movements and shifts the city endures on a regular basis. Old multipurpose apartment blocks, not unlike Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building,Read more

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Giza Series: Post Revolution l Visitors on horseback around the ancient site near the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Pyramids of Giza received approximately 50 visitors that day. A dramatic fall in numbers since the beginning of the “Arab Spring” protests in neighbouring Cairo four years ago back in January 2011.Read more