Saturday, March 6, 2010

Past and Present


One of the things that I love about Cairo is the juxtapositions that can be seen almost everywhere. This is a Roman wall to a harbour that was on a canal that existed in Roman times running from the Nile to the Red Sea. This side of the harbour wall exists as you see while the other was used to support the Church of St. George, also known as the Hanging Church. Note the subway stop in the background.

4 comments:

glduro_marieloupe said...

Three great moments in human history!

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

Yes, I feel as if we live linear in the USA. Everything is about the present and the near future, while in Cairo I was acutely aware that time exists simultaneously ... the pyramids, the history of the Holy family, Islam ... years of religion and government all existing in the same time period ... the ancient ways of doing farm work alongside more modern methods ... donkeys and trucks sharing the road ... Your photo today illustrates it further and reminds me of my experience in Egypt.

brattcat said...

History seems to be arranged in horizontal layers in this composition. Fascinating.

Muslim Hippie said...

nice perspective!