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Traffic and Market Sellers in Cairo

Post No. 9a — Looking back forty-years to 26 January 1981 (Part 1)

A walk to the Main Post Office took me through traffic and among some random market stalls. The first two photos are among my favourite shots I took in Egypt, but for very different reasons.

An accurate but uncomfortable title for this photo would be ‘spit & polish,’ which is exactly what he was doing! [Copyright image, 1981.]
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Ancient History, Colourful People, and Stunning Generosity

Post No. 7 — Looking back forty-years to 24 January 1981

The road back into Alexandria took us past a large graveyard (see photo below) that surely must suffer the same problem from drifting sand as the El Alamein Allied War Cemetery that we had visited the previous day.

A widow’s walk, perhaps? The dark figure — up and left from the middle of this photo — is a woman walking back from a large cemetery behind the dark trees, top right. [Copyright image, 1981.]
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