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Old April 21st, 2011, 02:55 PM   #501
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The only western fast food I saw in central Cairo..






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Not far from Sharia Talaat Harb is the Sharia Campollion and Sharia Mahmoud Bassiouni intersection





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CENTRAL CAIRO: SHARIA ADLY & SHARIA QASR EL-NIL

Continuing on the walking tour of central Cairo's main thoroughfares, Sharia Adly branches out from Sharia Talaat Harb.





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Little mention is made, in the current climate of Arab-Israeli tension, of Egypt's own Jewish community. However in Sharia Adly, the Babylonian-style Shar Hashamaim Synagogue is evidence of their historical presence. Maybe due to the Arab-Israel tension, the synagogue is heavily guarded (by armed men). While taking a photo of the synagogue, I was tapped on the shoulder by a bystander and was told that taking photograph of the synagogue is prohibited.







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A frenetically busy shopping street running in front of the Nile Hilton Hotel in Midan Tahir to Midan Opera, Qasr el-Nil is taken up almost exclusively with shop windows that display the brightest and gaudiest of goods. The streets on either side of Sharia Qasr el-Nil traditionally constituted Cairo's financial district, where you find the National Bank of Egypt building and the Bourse, or stock exchange.





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Sharia Qasr el-Nil crosses over Midan Mustafa Kamel, named after the founder of the Egyptian Nationalist Party. Kamel was an early opponent of British occupation and his statue looks out over the square.





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Thank you...It's rare to see street shots of Cairo.
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CENTRAL CAIRO AT NIGHT

Central Cairo is bustling with commercial activity as shops turn on their lights for night shopping. Shops, mainly along Sharia Talaat Harb and Sharia Qasr el-Nil, close at midnight or beyond... every day!





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