Egyptian Chronicles

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Seen in Cairo : The city from above

Location Cairo Tower, Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
The city of Cairo
The glorious Cairo 
And here is the beautiful wild and glorious forever despite hardships Cairo during the sunset from its famous Cairo tower.
I went to Cairo tower on Monday with two dear friends afternoon where we saw the amazing sunset of Cairo and its night from above.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera battery and could not get better shots using my mobile phone.
Source: instagram
Here is a timelapse for October bridge in the sunset.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

And it is time to remember that coup tonight

And I have nothing this year to write about the anniversary of that original military coup that changed not only Egypt forever but the whole Middle East except that photo.

Abdel Hakim Amer , Anwar Sadat and Nasser
Hakim, Nasser and Sadat in early 1960s with big grin
Happy fucking 23 July Dear Egyptians.
It is 2016 and we still do not how to achieve the so-called 23 July goals except one to be precise : Having a strong army as the Egyptian armed forces rank as the 12th worldwide according to Global Fire ranking.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo : Footwear in ancient Egypt in Video

Location Egyptian Museum of antiquities ,Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
It has been awhile since I have posted any post or photo or video from my visits to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Now, I am seizing the opportunity to share a very shaky video footage I filmed at the Egyptian Museum when I went there in December.
When I went there for the first time , I found out that the Museum was holding a special small exhibit about footwear in Ancient Egypt.
The "Stepping through time : Footwear in ancient Egypt" exhibit showed how ancient Egyptians regardless of their social status and ranks had known footwear from sandals and shoes for their daily life as well their afterlife.
Yes, closed leather shoes and they looked amazing.
I know that it is not the best video ever and I apologize for the shaky filming in advance. Hope that enjoy and share that shaky Egyptian Chronicles less than 3-minutes production


It is another opportunity as well to share photos from my Egyptian Museum in Cairo photo collection showing ancient footwear just I have done with King Tutankhamen's extraterrestrial dagger.

Stepping through time
Stepping through time exhibit was held at one of the vast museum's sections 
Inside "Stepping through time : Footwear in ancient Egypt"
Inside the small exhibition held at the ground floor 
You can see how ancient Egyptians used different materials in making sandals and shoes whether fiber or straw or leather of wood.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The danger of being a regular citizen now in Egypt !!

"He was tortured and killed like an Egyptian"  Allegedly those were the words of Paola Regeni, the mother of the mother of the 28-years-old Italian political science researcher tortured and killed in Egypt.
I remember this quote which means a lot to me as Egyptian when I read about two particular incidents.
The first one involving the current coach of Al-Masry SC football team in the Egyptian Premier League Hossam Hassan
The former so-called legendary of the Egyptian National team  , who is known for his bad and violent temper made headlines worldwide after attacking a person what thought to be a regular citizen in a football pitch !!
It started on 8 July after the football match between Al-Masry SC and Ghazal Al-Mahalla where it ended in a draw 2-2. After the game and while it was on air, we found Hossam Hassan running behind some photographer who was holding a camera. After knocking him down to the ground , Hassan punched him and then snatched his camera throwing it away.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Egyptian Media and Turkey's attempted coup "Updated"

Turkish army's failed coup in Turkey
Al-Ahram newspaper's Front page in its second edition for Saturday
"Turkish army ousts Erdogan" 
"The Turkish army ousts  Erdogan" This was State-owned Al-Ahram newspaper's front page's bold red headline in the second edition of Saturday's issue.
"The armed forces controls the country and declares martial laws, Recep Tayib disappeared" Those were the second bold headlines in black.
The first two editions of Egypt's most popular and semi-official newspaper claimed that the coup succeeded despite all news and indications in the media before 11 PM showed that things were not clear and the story was developing and changed per minute. We did not know how big the coup was already.
Updated : It turned out that Al-Ahram newspaper got a history with failed coups, unfortunately.
Here was the issue of Al-Ahram newspaper on 17 August 1972 declaring the Moroccan Republic after General Oufkir's infamous coup which failed actually !!!!!!!!!
Declaring the Republic in Morocco
Declaring the Republic in Morocco !! 
Almost all Egyptian newspapers followed Al-Ahram newspaper's steps on Saturday and published news reports in their Frontpages about how successful the Turkish coup was !!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kodak Agfa presents Spring Flowers Show 2016

Location Orman Botanical Garden, Square, Oula, Giza, Giza Governorate, Egypt
First of all , I apologize that I am posting this now. It is very belated post as I have should post it in April but then it was one hell of a month.
On the same day I went to the fair in late March , I woke up to find some man hijacked an EgyptAir Flight. 
Still, it is never too late to celebrate Egypt's Spring Flowers show for this year.

Flowerbeds arranged like the flag of Egypt
At the entrance of the Show this year , a company arranged its flowerbeds like
the Egyptian flag. It replaced the color black with purple flowers   
Last year, Egyptian Chronicles proudly presented Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2015 and this year it continued the tradition and it covered Egypt's longest running annual Flowers Show.
On 19 March 2016, minister of agriculture and Giza governor inaugurated the 81st annual Spring Flowers Show in Giza's El-Orman botanical public garden .

Inside El-Orman botanical garden
Inside El-Orman botanical public garden
Comparing to Spring Flowers Show 2015 , I think the exhibition in 2016 was bigger for with more colorful flowers and plants.
It also attracted more visitors than last year judging from what I saw at least on the day in the Middle of the day in the middle of the week.
I saw foreigners and Egyptians , families and singles as well couples from all ages.
True Relationship goals
I did not mean to sneak on that beautiful old couple but they were moving
around with the help of their younger chauffeur buying flowers pots together 
From all backgrounds , they came to enjoy a little breeze and greener view in greater Cairo.
Visitors from all classes and backgrounds
Egyptians from all background were there enjoying a fresh air in the Flowers show 
I saw many Syrians in the Spring Flowers show. I think the Show reminded them with their beautiful country during Spring.

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