|Loved the front of this building housing a number of international schools - Zamalek district|
The old newspaper reporter mind of mine has been on auto-focus: ‘Just the facts, Ma’am’, approach to photos and the notes I take while traveling. I’d think more about the scene’s story than its colors. But the question was a good one and has niggled my brain all year. Christine has me refocusing and thinking about how integral colors are to a ‘sense of place’ and its narrative.
|Recently opened Ritz-Carlton between Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum|
|On a clear day in Cairo you can see. . .|
|Building housing the Ancient Egyptian Music School - Zamalek district|
|Saudi Arabian Embassy Tower - Cairo|
|Residential high rise towers - Giza|
Residential high rise towers – most a stark tan or gray color thanks to a coating of dust and smog - line roadways like tunnel walls. The two pictured above are in Giza, the Cairo suburb that is home to the Pyramids. (In fact, the suburbs encircle the Pyramids that we so often envision as being out in some vast desert along the Nile.)
|Shops in the Zamalek district - Cairo|
|Scarves, flowers and bread added color to the Cairo street scene|
|A colorful encounter at the Sphinx|
|Floral display Ritz Carlton lobby- Cairo|
|A scene from Arabian nights - JW Marriott Cairo|
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