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Old April 19th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #481
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On the square is Groppi's, a tearoom that once supplied confectionery to the royalty of Great Britain; the only clues to its more glamorous past are the delightful, spangly mosaic around the entrance.







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For once again really very nice photos from Cairo, shyaman
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very interesting how the buildings are designed like parisian... i wonder why
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SHARIA TALAAT HARB & SURROUND

Running from Midan Tahrir to Midan Orabi, Sharia Talaat Harb is quintessential modern Cairo. Its pavements are permanently crowded and the road is jammed with horn-honking traffic.




As you walk along, music blares from cars on one side and shops on the other, while the air is heavy with car fumes mingled with the smells of cooking and incense.

However, rising above this pandemonium is a feast of old yet grand architecture.



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Most of those buildings in Cairo and especially around Groppi's square are very nice indeed
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More memories of a golden era now past are evoked by the Art Deco lines of the Metro Cinema, which opened in 1939 with Gone With The Wind. It now screens low-budget local movies.





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Amazing Grand Hotel building its very nice
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