Al-Azhar mosque and university (the religious center of Egypt) and old crates thrown onto the roof of the adjacent market

     

Drying clothes are present even among the mausoleums of the North Cemetery

     

Authentic Egyptian kiosk (apparently a Cadbury and Coca Cola-reseller)

     

The North Cemetery (often called the City of the Dead by foreigners) houses tens of thousands of living people

     

You can find shops, coffee houses, garages, and even a post office in the North Cemetery

     

The North Cemetery can be a rather daunting place if you haven't met the locals yet

     

Graffiti on a crumbling mausoleum

     

Afternoon in the City of the Dead

     

Friendly locals in the cemetery who invited us for a tea and told us a few things about the place

     

Kids playing football in the North Cemetery

     

Tiny coffee house on Ramses Way (Sharia Ramses) - in the background you can see a crate with 'Coca Cola' written on it in Arabic

     

Street life on Al-Gomhouria - the man on the right is selling Hibiscus tea (Karkade) from the kettle attached to his back

     

View over an alley

     

Dingy downtown alley

     

A jolly place

     

People walking freely on 4-lane boulevards (pedestrians have right of way if they want to)

     

Book and pretzel trade

     

Pedestrians on 26th July Street in downtown Cairo

     

The '80s today

     

El-Fishawy coffee house in the middle of Khan el-Khalili bazaar

     

Tractor vehicle in the North Cemetery

     

Where the 19th century meets the '70s

     

It's not rush hour yet

     

Little square in Al-Gomhouria

     

Cairo at dawn

     

People going to work at 6am

     

Customers at the El-Fishawy

     

Cairene workmen

     

Midan Tahrir, the main square of Cairo, and the sign of  Sadat underground station

     

From 1000-year-old Al-Azhar mosque to 20th century pink paint

     

Closing time near Cairo's Christian quarter

     

On the way home

     

On the way home II.

     

Tahrir Bridge leads to hotel-infested Zamalek Island

     

Arabic number plate (read '21866'); the words above indicate that this is a police car, which kind of explains why policemen asked me what I was doing after taking the picture

     

Residential area near Ramses Station

     

A billboard of Egyptian singer Ali El-Haggar

     

Shantytown-architecture mingling with minarets and mausoleums in the North Cemetery

     

Storeys

     

A Cairo street sign - there are also many street signs in latin letters but they're not easy to find

     

Cairo skyscrapers

     

We were told in Tangier that 'Morocco is Africa! Six person in taxi is normal!', but it's different here - they prefer to take six people by two cars, often winding up in two completely different places

     

Café - they only had 'European' tea here for some reason

     

This part of Cairo is a gigantic set of cramped blocks of flats (west of the Nile)

     

'Walk like an Egyptian' (the secret of crossing a road like this quickly, according to a local)

     

Beautifully calligraphed sign of a dermatologist in Midan Tahrir

     

Dr. Victor's office in the city center

     

Cairenes like to make use of the advertising space on their balconies

     

Lunch break in the old workshop

     

Narrow street full of workshops near Al-Azhar

     

Life in downtown Cairo

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