Here is a very rare footage shot in Aswan in year 1911 “year from 100 years ago” using the Kinemacolor technique.
An amazing footage by all measures. I can not ignore the huge poverty people used to live in then.
You can check the clips I shot in Aswan in early 2012 after 100 years here.
Thanks to Ahmed El Llozy for this treasure clip.
Now as we are living these little nostalgic moods , I recommend that you read this amazing piece about the famous and historical Groppi restaurant and Cafe from the Newsweek by Vivian Salama. I am happy that the Groppi clan is still thinking of returning back to Egypt to reopen new set of cafes as it was said in the end of the feature. I really wish they would return back , already from economic point of view there is rapid increase in the foreign cafes and restaurants in Cairo now especially with the increase of fancy malls. Chains like Paul and La Gourmandise are opening now several branches throughout Cairo and Giza as well Alexandria catering to high and Upper middle class successfully.I do not need to speak about Cilantro or Costa or Beno’s huge success among the middle class.
I hope that the Groppis return back to Egypt.