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




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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