Cairo Photo Gallery

Cairo is the largest city and the capital of Egypt. Its metropolitan area has a population of more than 21 million people.

It is called "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.

I found it to be a city of contrasts. Government buildings and mosques appear to be modern, well built and well maintained. The city includes the historical area of Giza which, given its age, is incredibly well preserved. On the other hand, many of the commercial and residential areas seem very "third world". The pictures below demonstrate this contrast.

Below are thumbnails of each of the photos.
Click on any image to enlarge it.
The enlarged image will open in a new window. From there, you can either close the window and choose another to enlarge or simply click the "Next" or "Previous" button to scan through all pictures.

The above four videos show the various buildings and traffic conditions that we experienced in Cairo.

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