Faces of Alexandria

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When I was just touched down to Egypt, Alexandria was the first place. When we arrived in Alexandria, I took shots of everything which are different from my hometown.

When I was just touched down to Egypt, Alexandria was the first place. When we arrived in Alexandria, I took shots of everything which are different from my hometown.

Most shots are taken in the bus during a journey to a location. My first imagination was, lots of them are not very rich, I mean not rich at all. Flats are built just like that in the middle of the highway with nothing at all around them, just desert! After 20minutes of journey from the airport, when we were almost reaching the city of Alexandria, we could see any cars that painted black and yellow in colour, they are pretty special, they are the taxis. Then saw the dirty road after rain? 2 explanations take place, Alexandria is Egypt’s Largest port and second largest city. Do not forget that Egypt plays huge market of petroleum production in the world. Besides, some buildings are even looks unfinished or really unfinished, with tenants staying in there. Street… The trams, cars, buses or lorries, people, all in one lane. Small street business is how they earn for their living. No doubt at all, not for the publicity nor the polices. Horses and donkeys are still widely used in all the town in Egypt. Still there are beautiful places and tourist attraction, such as the memorial for all the unknown brave soldiers of Egypt, Alexandria famous bay, etc.

However, traffic is jammed for almost 24hours in Alexandria City as every Egyptians will say. But when come and talk about dinning, I believe that best fishes or seafood can only be served in Alexandria, because it’s the nearest to the sea.

written by weechonghooi on 2008-08-07 in #world #locations #culture #landscape #history #architecture

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  1. glenn
    glenn ·

    excellent

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