Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Soon Appearing at a Midan Near You


We were driving into the city today to do some necessary errands and to see what was going on for the first time in a few weeks. The traffic was occasionally even worse than usual Cairo traffic. We found out later that there was a fire in the Ministry of the Interior downtown (rumours are that a records room burned...how convenient!) and a demonstration at the Ministry of Agriculture. Not sure what that one was about.

On our way into the city on the Moneeb Bridge we spotted a pickup truck with a wrought iron sculpture in the back. The young people holding it up were cheering and we weren't the only ones shooting pictures. A young man was sitting in the window of the passenger side of a car and following the truck. The sculpture was created by Mohamed Allam of Fagnoon and I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

3 comments:

Steffe said...

I read somewhere that it was the police that started that fire.

pcoristi said...

Does it feel hopeful? Does it seem to be a change for the good like so many people believe?

ρομπερτ said...

May time and life continue to treat you all kind and peace result.

A bit rough over here as well today. Please have a good Thursday you all.

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