Gallery

A photo journal of Egypt from July 2017 until now.

All taken using disposable

cameras or with the iPhone 7.

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Al-Azhar Mosque, from which Al-Azhar University was born and then expanded – the second oldest university in the world and holding vast importance in the Islamic World (Cairo, Egypt)
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Al-Aqmar Mosque, meaning the “moon” (Cairo, Egypt)
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Cats of Egypt (Khan al-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt)
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Muizz Street, filled with many mosques that is easy to miss if you aren’t looking; a great, long, winding street to explore bountiful amounts of Islamic Architecture (Cairo, Egypt)
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Al Aqmar Mosque (Cairo, Egypt)
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Mosque of Al-Hakim (Cairo, Egypt)
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Somewhere Along Muizz Street (Cairo, Egypt)
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Arabian Nights (al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo, Egypt)
Sprinkles of Sunshine (Sokhna, Egypt)
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Down by the Red Sea (Sokhna, Egypt)
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Stairway to Heaven (Sokhna, Egypt)
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Azbakeya Book Market, a century-old with over 130 bookstores right over Attaba metro station. Where former President Sadat and Naguib Mahfouz would all buy their books, with everything ranging from philosophy to religion, science to medicine, politics to culture, history to linguistics, and so on. A paradise for many.
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Azbakeya Book Market (Cairo, Egypt)
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Azbakeya Book Market (Cairo, Egypt)
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St George Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt)
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Golden Hour (Cairo, Egypt)
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El Feshawy Cafe: one of the oldest cafe’s in Hussein area, built in 1771 AD, many famous poets, artists, thinkers, politicians from all over the world have frequented here, including Naguib Mahfouz, who wrote many of his books here. The people stay here all night until morning, listening to old Egyptian songs played on the oud, clapping and the likes, with the haze of shisha wafting around, and trays of tea with mounds of sugar and mint leaves going around. If you shut your eyes for a second there you will miss out on many things! (El Feshawy, Cairo, Egypt)
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Afternoon Daze (Memphis, Egypt)
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Dirty Paws (Memphis, Egypt)
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Djoser’s Step Pyramid in Saqqara (Giza, Egypt)
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The backside – attempts to reconstruct destruction due to earthquakes (Giza, Egypt)
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Stories of life in old Egypt (Giza, Egypt)
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The camels near the Giza Pyramid complex are usually given world-familiar famous names. One of them was Charlie Brown (Giza, Egypt)
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The car-park for camels (Giza Pyramid Complex, Giza)
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Another name for one of the camels I was given was Mickey Mouse (Giza, Egypt)
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Egyptian tea: warm and sweet, much like Egyptian culture
A Multi-coloured Abyss
Views from the Greek Club (The Greek Club, Alexandria)
Mafeesh mushkila (Alexandria)
Solitary (Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria)
Consequential Expansion (Alexandria)
Bibliotheca Alexandria (Alexandria)
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The Date Tree (Sokhna, The Red Sea)
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Heaven on Earth (Sokhna; The Red Sea)
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A Day in the Life (Maadi, Cairo)
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Sunrise at the Red Sea (Sokhna; The Red Sea)
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Tea, Shisha, Coffee… What More Could You Want? (Cafe in downtown Cairo)
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On the wall of the American University in Cairo (old campus), a skull (representing the military) with beret scraped out (predictably by current authority), and eyeballs underneath to represent the many eyes lost in the revolution.
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The Man, The Myth, The Legend (The Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo)
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Looking back with rose tinted glasses (Cairo)
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A Glimpse (Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo)
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History Be Told (Tahrir Square, Cairo)
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Shadow Cross (downtown Cairo)
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These boys would twirl for up to twenty minutes without stopping, shedding layers of their brightly coloured clothing. This symbolises the ridding of materialism that Sufis believe is necessary to become one with God. near the end, the boys went into a trance- raising their arms as they faced the heavens, lost (Sufi Concert, Cairo)
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Smoke and Haze (Al-Azhar Park, Cairo)
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Mirage (Dahab, Sinai)

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A Book A Day (Book Market, Cairo)

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The Bedouin Life (Rashidun, Sinai)
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Book Market (downtown Cairo)
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The Devout Man (Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo)
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Looking Directly at the Sun is Blinding due to its Powerfulness (El Shorouk, Cairo)
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Blissful Simplicity (man on camel by the Giza Pyramids, Cairo)
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Before Prayer in a Golden Dusk (Old Town, Cairo)
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Shapes of God (Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo)
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Two women walk along the sea at the wisp of twilight, taken at the Sokhna; The Red Sea.
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Sharing a Drink Called Loneliness (Sokhna; The Red Sea)
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Faith (Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo)
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Bedouins in Sinai. Relaxing in their tents, drinking their tea and riding their horses (Dahab, Sinai)
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On the outer wall of the American University of Cairo (old campus) on Muhammad Mahmoud Street, which witnessed much of the Egyptian 2011 Arab Spring near Tahrir Square. Ahmed Harara, a revolutionary who lost one eye on the 28th of January 2011, and then the other November 2011 due to the amount of face-level pellets shot by police and military.
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In the Details. Family relaxing after prayers in mosque. Taken in Cairo.
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A brightly little coloured town, full of scuba divers, hippies, people from all walks of life, unobstructed by tall skyscrapers that gobble up the view, taken in Dahab, Sinai.
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Taken at the top of a mountain of rocks in Rashidun, South of Sinai. No one lives here but bedouins. The bedouins cooked dinner for us, there was a public bathroom (seen center bottom of the picture), and we ate in the white-roofed tent near the center of the picture.
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Woman angry seemingly due to photograph being taken (downtown Cairo)
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Surrender Your Ego (Al-Azhar Park, Cairo)
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Coptic Church “The Hanging Church” (Cairo)
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The Alchemist (man and woman in a fruit store in downtown Cairo. The young boy near the left in the back recognised me from a few streets away and proceeded to excitedly wave at me. Upon further examination many months later, I noticed the woman in the photo suffers from swollen ankles.

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