Tahrir Square Last Month, Egypt

By Abi King | Africa

Jul 08

Burnt out NDP Building Cairo with ancient Egyptian statue

This photo shows an ancient Egyptian monument in front of the burnt-out remains of the old NDP headquarters (The NDP were the party of Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the Arab Spring. The smoky building overlooks Tahrir Square. The monument sits in the Egyptian Museum, home to some of the world’s greatest historical treasures, including the death mask of Tutankahmun.)

I took the photo below from Tahrir Square itself.

This June.

Before it hit the headlines again.

I’ve written and rewritten many words on the subject but in the end I pressed delete. I think that perhaps now is the time for only a few words.

If by any chance you’ve missed the news, crowds fill Tahrir Square once more and Egypt is changing again.

I just wanted you to see what it looks like the rest of the time.

And to show you the images that don’t reach the mainstream media.

Martyr Paintings Tahrir Square

 

Disclosure. I travelled to Egypt as a guest of Abercrombie & Kent and I was hosted at The Four Seasons First Residence in Cairo. Neither company has any say over what I publish here. A&K also allow you to postpone your trip to Egypt for up to two years at no extra cost if the situation in Egypt changes after you book your tour with them (read the small print over here.) More details to follow but, in short, I’d be happy to recommend them both. 

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Personally, I follow the advice of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, which you can find over here.

Tahrir Square in June

 

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