Thursday, January 22, 2009

Egyptian Museum & Fort Qaitbey...

DAY 8 contd...
We headed for the Egyptian Museum next. A museum that houses the world's greatest collection of pharoamic treasures.
See the horse drawn carriages? I just love these sights.
Back alley.
We are inside the Egyptian Museum. The only museum that allows snapping of pictures.

Reliefs in Hieroglyphs. Egyptian layman.
Reliefs done in colour. Notice how the paint still stays after centuries.
National petrol of Egypt.

Mediterranean Sea
A 'friska' (tit-bit) seller along the promenade. I could've kicked myself so hard. I bought friska from this vendor and only realised I didn't take a close-up picture of him until he walked away. aaarghhh...

Trinklets, sea shells, corals and many other things on sale here. Remember, corals bought here or anywhere else in Egypt will not be allowed to be taken out of the country.
Fort Qaitbey (The original site of the ancient lighthouse-one of the seven ancient wonders) in the background.
Flag atop Fort Qaitbey. This flag is changed once every 2-3 days. Weathered by the sea breeze, it tears ever so often.
Italian monument to Khedive Ismail. It is now monument to the Unknown soldier.

Secondary school children.

Notice the buildings in Alexandria is of a different architecture. Was told by the guide it is more of Roman architecture. Huge columns used.
We travelled back to Cairo (by coach) after Fort Qaitbey. :o)

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