A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Cairo's Gezira Club in 1935

For nostalgic Cairo hands: a website with a series of photos of Cairo's Gezira Sporting Club in 1935: originally the elite club of the British officer class, still the retreat of the Egyptian elite.  Forty years ago in 1972, when rents were much lower, I lived across the street from the Gezira Club during my first stay in Cairo.

It also makes me feel extremely old to realize that these pictures of the Club in 1935 are actually slightly closer in time to that 1972 stay than that 1972 stay is to the present. Ouch.
Not a Hijab in Sight

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