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Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekend Nostalgia: Early Photos of Heliopolis

For your weekend nostalgia needs, a collection of old photos and postcards of the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis in its early days. Above is the palace of Baron Empain, who laid out the new suburb, and which I've noted before.

Heliopolis was laid out in 1905.

Below, an early airplane over Heliopolis during a 1910 airshow. Many more at the link above.

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