Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Wooden Bridge - Part 2

This is another view of the wooden bridge between the corniche of Cairo and the island of Manial (Roda). It's a favourite haunt of lovers and fishermen, as witnessed by the declarations that "Ahmed loves Fatima" on the concrete walls leading up to the bridge. Despite it's lovely lines, I can find no information on who built it or why. There is, however, a similar structure just inside one of the main gates of the Giza Zoo. If it was built at the time of the zoo's construction, that would be about the turn of the last century.


Anonymous said...

Is this then a canopy over the bridge. Or is it part of the iron work holding the bridge up. It is a nice shot.

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Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

This is the canopy above the bridge. Interesting construction. They don't work much in wood here because it all has to be imported and is very expensive.

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