CAIRO’S TESTIMONY TO THE RECENT PAST

At the time of Egypt’s revolution on the 25th of January 2011 President          Hosni Mubarak’s Political Headquarters were torched, leaving to this day an empty, black ghost-like structure.

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It towers over the Nile and the Egyptian Museum close by – so close that when tourists enjoy a cup of coffee in the restaurant of the Museum the blackened, dark holes look down on them.IMG_1006

During my visit in February of this year, four years after the turmoil,  I was surprised to see it still standing telling  its sad and tragic story.IMG_5719-2

But a few days ago I read that the new government of Abdel Fattah el Sisi is thinking of tearing it down. But there is opposition by those who think it should stay as symbol of the revolution. No time of an eventual demolition was given. We just have to wait and see – for Cairo’s skyline and the visitors to the Museum I hope that it will not become a symbol of the past –  a past that Egyptians might like to forget!

More from Egypt soon

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Brigitte

 

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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