This is my first attempt at a photo-diary/essay. Comments and tips would be very much appreciated. People and NGO’s are free to use these photos so long as they credit me and link to this blog. Businesses need my express permission and will be expected to pay. A written post is coming soon.
A presumably Egyptian man crossing the Nile on a motorbike.
Omar Mostafa catches up with a dear old friend, and according to Omar, the best mechanic in Cairo.
A bunch of Egyptian men who were curious about the foreigner, and very friendly. Soon after I took this photo I was the first time of many some apparently random dude would come up to me and start asking me, in a very hostile tone, who I was and what I was doing.
I snapped this graffiti outside a very chill cafe/bar not far from Tahrir that my old friend and flatmate Monty took me to on my first night in Cairo. I actually tried going there again yesterday, after fleeing Tahrir SQ. It was closed, another sign things are getting worse, before, inshallah, they get better.
Egypt’s feared interior ministry was set ablaze. Some say by its enemies, some say by its former employees, to destroy the evidence of their crimes. State security offices across the country would later be stormed by protesters in an attempt to stop further destruction of evidence, and in the hope of finding political prisoners held within. Almost all the offices have been stormed but one in Cairo, which the army, and armed “civillians” (read regime paid thugs) drove protester away from with violence.