Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Coptic Cairo Redux 1

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So I went back to Coptic Cairo and realized that I've only explored half of the area since my first trip(HERE). This time I was lucky enough to go with Susana and Mark. It was really hot though so walking was a bit of a hell. Still, it was all very pretty - the churches, the cemetery, the narrow streets lined with books. Just look at the pictures:



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As always, the sky in Cairo is picture-perfect blue.


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Hey cat.


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It was so hot, we just had to sit down and get some rest.


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So the guy who this photo cut Susana out. haha.


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I'm not even going to pretend to remember any of the Church statues, paintings etc. But I think this is St. George.


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It's been such a long time since I last lighted a candle.


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Reminds me of the churches in the Philippines.


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Saw these camels!


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Then we came by this lovely street.


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lined with books! I died and went to nerd heaven.






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We stopped by this souvenir shop.


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I want this chair.


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Susana looked over some bling.


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This closet will go well with my new chair.


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Outside the sky was cloudless.


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It was so hot the pictures were crooked.


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Naked long beared man.


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Again we stopped to rest.


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They faced the wall in protest of my photography.


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But they weren't strong enough.


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I've developed a thing for doors. And tucking my shirt.


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They say this is one of the places where the Holy Family took refuge.


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This is where they supposedly stayed while hiding from Herod. Too bad it was off limits.


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Resting again.


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Another church.


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Stopped for some lunch.


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Then off to the cemetery we went. 

Part 2 coming up.

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