Category Archives: Architecture

A Walk Through Old Cairo

Friday 28th October, 2011. One week after the serious violence between Christians and Muslims on the streets of Cairo known as “The Maspero Massacre” That morning Mohammed picks up Pauline, Liz and me from our apartment near the Pyramids at … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of David Roberts (2): Around Aswan

Few 19th-century artists did more to popularise travel in Egypt than Edinburgh-born David Roberts. His work managed to convey not just the romantic spirit of sites up and down the Nile, but to capture much of the architectural and decorative … Continue reading

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A Castle in the Sands (Part 2)

Aswan, 25th January 2009 The final approach to the monastery of St Simeon, down a perfect dune of golden sand, is sublime, and accompanied in my earphones by the crescendo in the soundtrack to The English Patient, the part where … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of David Roberts

The rekindling of my passion for Egypt some seven years ago went hand-in-hand with my discovery of the artist David Roberts, whose alluring images seemed to reflect my own imaginative landscape. David Roberts was born on 24th October 1796 in … Continue reading

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