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Old October 31st, 2017, 03:40 AM   #241
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Interesting, of all the cities so far, Alexandria looks the most French* except for Algiers. (In terms of architecture and urbanism.) I find this very surprising, which is probably just because of my ignorance of the history of Egypt. Anyone know what are the reasons?

*or maybe Italian?
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Old October 31st, 2017, 03:39 PM   #242
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Interesting, of all the cities so far, Alexandria looks the most French* except for Algiers. (In terms of architecture and urbanism.) I find this very surprising, which is probably just because of my ignorance of the history of Egypt. Anyone know what are the reasons?

*or maybe Italian?
Alexandria in the 19th and early 20th century was the center of a cosmopolitan internationalist or pan-Mediterranean moment in history (in stark contrast to the nativist regression the world is going through now) with a large khawaga community (Arabic, Turkish, and French speaking Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Jews - Sephardic and Ashkenazi) mixing with Egyptians and Levantine Arabs, and I think the architecture is a reflection of this experience.
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