I'm sure the week will be full of turmoil in Egypt, bloodshed in Syria, and all the usual angst, so let's start with something different.
Via Blogger Diana Buja and other sources, some nostalgia to start the week (those with Arabic narration are worth watching even if you don't know the language, and some are silent):
Qasr al-Nil bridge, the Nile bridge in Cairo which leads into what is today Midan al-Tahrir, has become familiar to the world. Here it is in earlier days:
Old silent clip on Egypt:
A collection of old Lehnert & Landrock photos:
Scenes of daily life in Cairo, late 1800s: