Sunday, July 22, 2018

Seen in Cairo : The Last Days of S. Hinhayat in Maspero Triangle

Egypt's Oldest shop
The X Mark like a bad omen on the shop 
Seen in Cairo what it could be the last days of 111-years S. Hinhayat shop, Egypt’s oldest surviving watches and clock shop “most probably in the MiddleEast”.

I have been fascinated with that sign and how it says "Established in 1907" and how its Egyptian owner and his heirs have kept the name of that Bulgarian man "Solomon Hinhayat" since he had sold it their grandfather in 1948.

Unfortunately, that shop won’t be here for too long as its building will be demolished for that mega development project of Maspero triangle despite it was originally excluded and was going to be renovated according to an agreement between the residents and shop owners of the building and the governorate.
I feel really sad 😞

4 comments:

  1. It's sad. The S.Hinhayat shop will, I believe, come to be seen as the history of man, in microcosm. That's even sadder.

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  2. /\^^------/\/\^------/\/\/\------Monday July 23/ 2018...Egyptian REVOLUTION's OF WED.23rd 1952---66th ANNIVERSARY!...Congratulations all ,My Egyptian Brothers & Sisters ,you WONDERFUL..AMAZING people /Determined to make any DREAM come..REALITY....YOU ,NOT just changed Your History..+ Arab Worlds...but the whole S.-North.-E.-West....four corners of the GLOBE too?!...You MADE HISTORY.with your STRONG WILL/PERSISTENCE & GREAT HOPES,ALSO Sacred BLOODs, So in my Humble ways i would like to send my Tribute to all KNOWN/UNKNOWN HEROES--MARTYRS over decades passed...as THEY DEVALUED their Precious bloods/Lives/Joys of Life FOR THE LOVE of INDEPENDENCE...FREEDOM...LIBERTY...And added+graced THE HISTORY BOOKS... WITH new many pages WORTH TO BE GLORIFIED EACH SHEER RESPECT!!!...GOD BLESS THE MEMORIES OF ALL THE ARMY OFFICERS 1952 AND THEIR Unforgettable EFFORTS....''THAWRAH'52 MOUBARAKAH!!''= GOD BLESS ALL!!
    **********************************************************/\^^-----/\/\/\---
    Now,..ThiS IS MY FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT name?...S.Hinhayat...,seems an intriguing place ..lasted 111 years?=1907...must be the owners were doing something RIGHT...to stay all such century & OVER?..pity IS GOING TO BE SOON..REMOVED?...Just imagine that SHOP'S FRONT/Indoors how much events/incidents also people-- GOING/COMING--- IT..WITNESSED?!...A HERITAGE..INDEED!!....TIME?..You said, they sold watches & clocks....as they say ''TIME FLIES'',...and Waits FOR no''SuOL.?''=(Solomon)
    LOOKS LIKE Its TIME..most sadly,is UP!!..../(((YOU, WHO SOLD TIME TO THOUSANDS...NOW SEEMS YOU'RE COUNTING YOUR...REMAINING THOUSANDS MINUTES or so?/....
    ''SA3'AAT...SA3AAT''//....hin HAYAT?=LIFE?...sadly approached its niHAYAT??
    .......C'EST la vie =That's Life (as in French said)...MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL WHO KEPT IT SURVIVE 111years....GOD BLESS ALL of who got involved over those years///... From: Emotional=Is-hak sahaG Barsoumian/London...Monday 23 July 2018/G.B

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  3. I loved the photos of Mr. Hosni, the mannequin maker. I only wish you had a way to put them on "Pininterest" ...which I use. I don't have a Yahoo account.
    Anyway, wanted to complement your skills in photography, and shared a few on FB. All the best.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Deb :) it is my pleasure , I will add them here soon :)

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