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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Debate Continues

Yesterday I mentioned the long comments thread at Arabic Media Shack dealing with the recent spate of articles about Cairo bars. The debate has continued, and I've put my two piastres in, if you scroll down far enough, though I don't say anything I didn't already say here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In light of dawning architectural and cultural interest in the development of the modern city as exemplified by the current ARCE lecture-walking tour of downtown, it seems quite legit to pencil bars and night life into the research agenda. And don't forget Alexandria!




Admire Some Architectural Masterpieces of

Down Town Cairo: Al-Isma’iliyya Quarter

Tarek Swelim, Ph.D.

Architectural Historian

This is a first of its kind – never been offered before – come and be the pioneers of this tour

Maydan al-Tahrir & Mosque of Umar Makram

Shari’ Muhammad Mahmud: AUC, Lycee and Frere schools & Apartment Building opposite

Maydan al-Falaki & the Closed Bab al-Luq Market

The Ministry of al-Awqaf Building

Shari’ Qasr al-Nil & the Trieste Building

Shari’ Muhammad Farid & the Bank Misr Building

Maydan Mustafa Basha Kamil

Cross 26th of July Street

Along Shari’ Imad al-Din & the Shawarbi Building

Shari’ Ramsis & the Engineer’s Syndicate, Engineer’s Society, Music Institute & Muslim Youth Building (al-Shubban al-Muslimin) as well as, many others

Along Shar’ Champollion

Maydan Tala’at Harb

Back to Maydan al-Tahrir & ARCE