THE MOOD : Cairo in November, Egypt

Cairo is one of those cities that feels like hell but looks incredible.
The whole metropolis is veiled by a perpetual sand cloud, like a dry mist that makes everything hazy. The cityscape is colored in golden beiges and khakis and even the palm leaves are covered by dust. It’s hard to understand the chaotic city plan and as you drive through the wide roads that are going through the town you can see that everywhere there are entire blocks of gigantic buildings litteraly coming out of the desert ground.  Yet, the mood never really feels modern here, the old and the new alike are worn out: the thousand years old Mosques, the 1930’s embassies, the international hotels and the pyramids themselves…

 

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There is close to 20 millions people living in Cairo and its urban area.
Those pictures were taken in November 2012.

7 Comments

  • Reply September 3, 2013

    Mariel

    Wow! Love your photos!

    Kindest regards from Spain.

    · Le Chic Inimitable ·

    • Reply September 3, 2013

      The Voyageur

      Glad you like them ! Enjoy september in Spain, it must be very nice…

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    Milosz Zak

    These are just fantastic, I like how you were able to spot and capture some of Cairo’s Art Deco architecture.

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