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Cairo is one of the most crowded and chaotic big cities I have ever seen, but I quite enjoyed it during a week or so in 1983. I spent hours and hours walking long distances, often far from the tourist tracks, sometimes into rather slummy areas, but somehow I was never scared. In spite of obvious poverty there was generally a friendly atmosphere and I felt quite safe, even late at night.

There was no Metro in 1983, and going by city bus would have been rather pointless. The traffic seemed to be at a constant standstill, every driver honking desperately all the time, to no avail.

It was better and almost faster to walk, and it probably made me less exposed to pickpockets.

I post three photos today from streets of Cairo. I have no idea where they were taken, and that's of no importance. The quality is rather poor, but capturing fleeting moments of daily life is more important to me than technical perfection.

The main photo is not really chaotic, but I found it odd to meet a flock of sheep on the pavement of a mega city.

Two more photos in the WS, all of them scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11185 W: 542 N: 21644] (94468)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1983-02-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 1:26
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