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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Some Things Haven't Changed Much

We concluded our tour of Islamic Cairo yesterday at the Citadel.  As we stood near the Muhammad Ali Mosque in the afternoon, a jetliner cruised past, heading for Cairo International Airport.  See the upper right corner of this picture.

I couldn't help but recall the beginning of the 1935 movie, Charlie Chan in Egypt.  Charlie is flying into Cairo in an open-cockpit biplane and looks down to see the Muhammad Ali Mosque surrounded by scaffolding and undergoing reconstruction.
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Some lucky passengers on the right side of the plane were doubtless recreating that scene - unless their airline was enforcing some crazy anti-photo policy as this one recently did

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