Photographer's Note

In January 1983, and again in February after a month in Sudan, I visited Cairo. I walked for miles every day across the huge city, sometimes disturbed by the chaotic traffic but most of the time enjoying myself. I don't know what it's like now, but in those days, more than 33 years ago, it was generally a very nice city and I felt perfectly safe everywhere, at any time of the day. I can't imagine that common people have changed since then.

Today I show you three photos from Cairo, and there will be three more with my next upload. Maybe some places look the same today, except that some people will have bought new cars since 1983.

This is one of the minarets of the 10th century al-Hakim Mosque, just inside the wall encircling the old town of Cairo. Here is a larger version. The workshops show some people and their car and a view from a minaret in the old town.

All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9705 W: 511 N: 18823] (83294)
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