Friday, January 16, 2009

The Man On The Horse


The equestrian statue of Khedive Ibrahim stands in mid-town Cairo near the flyover from downtown to Khan el Khalili. Ibrahim only ruled Egypt for one year before dying but during his father's rule he was the head of an army that expanded Egypt's power through the Arabian peninsula, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, parts of Iraq and Turkey before being pushed back by the combined power of the Ottomans and their European allies.

1 comment:

Babooshka said...

Beautiful muted image and interesting info.