Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Early This Morning

Entrance to the Garbage Collectors District (aka Garbage City)


You might think this place is ancient, until you get someone to translate the Arabic lettering..."Mubarak Congratulates Egypt." It could also mean "We are slaves of Mubarak" in a different context.


This is where some Coptics go to church. It reminds me of a quote by Graham Greene in Maverick. Something along the lines of "We moved our tribe into acres of swamplands. Maybe then you'll [white people] will leave us the hell alone." The Coptics seemed to have moved into caves....

6 Comments:

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Miss Canthus said...

What does Coptic mean? And were the second and third pictures within the Garbage Collectors District?

 
At 12:46 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

HEY!
I don't like your last comment here.

 
At 2:39 AM, Blogger kent said...

Coptic is the sect of Christianity in Egypt. They are rumoured to be descended from the Pharaohs.

Luli, what comment don't you like?

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger Vimaljit said...

MY trip to coptic Cairo was smth I will never forget. One of the best sightseeing I did in Cairo itself (ok..2nd to Khan Al Khalili). Only problem was that I forgot to bring my camera.
Where were these pics taken?

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger kent said...

Not in Coptic Cairo, ironically.

The area is in behind the Citadel, up against the Moqattam cliffs.

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger natasha m said...

lol how did we manage to miss it? glad you finally got there. did you buy anything in garbage city to support the locals? hope so!

 

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