Monthly Archives: May 2018

Tahrir as it might have been

I’ve recently being doing some work in the American University in Cairo archives, which is where I found the above drawing (click to enlarge). It was in a folder of miscellaneous documents relating to the AUC buildings on Tahrir Square. … Continue reading

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Once Metropolitan, now Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan, scaffolding free, May 2018 Tucked away off Kasr al-Nil Street in Downtown Cairo, the Cosmopolitan has always been an overlooked hotel. It has never featured large on the tourist map, so it has usually been blessedly free of … Continue reading

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