Monday, May 17, 2010

Cairo

I am currently reading 'Cairo, the City Victorious' by Max Rodenbeck. I would like to share, with all of you, this citation which he mentions in his book which is an excerpt from the famous Book: "A Thousand and One Nights" (Alf Leila we Leila). This quotation is especially dedicated to my fellow Cairenes. May we all remember that this phase of our history is just a blip, and that we were glorious once, and we shall be again:
"Travellers tell that there is nothing on the face of the earth fairer than Cairo. He who has not seen Cairo has not seen the world. Its dust is gold; its Nile is a wonder; its women are like the black-eyed virgins of paradise; its houses are palaces; its air is temperate; its odour surpassing that of aloes-wood, and cheering the heart: and how could Cairo be otherwise, when she is the Mother of the World?"

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