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Cairo Skyline from The Citadel

The view of Cairo skyline from The Citadel isn’t really the best one you could get but it’s good enough to see the city from this elevated point. From here, sprawling Old Cairo dominates the skyline that’s covered in pollution. Tall buildings are far and away, except for the skinny, towering minarets from the mosques. Surrounding the Fortress are concrete, brick houses of mostly earth hues and narrow streets with unending traffic dilemma.

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There are two open terraces where you can see Cairo skyline from The Citadel. This is the first one I discovered on the northern side.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

And the other one is on the western side. It’s a good place to take a nap under the burning sun. 😀

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

As you can see, Cairo’s traffic is damn chaotic. If you survive driving in Cairo, you’ll survive driving anywhere in the world.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Big and small mosques proliferate around here. Few are centuries old.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

The city’s skyline is almost devoid of towering structures.

Cairo Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo’s Skyline from The Citadel.

In this contrasting frame, you’ll see the old and the new Cairo. How many mosques can you count?

Cairo's Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo’s Skyline from The Citadel.

Yes, Cairo isn’t really all that sand. The city has a bit of green spaces, too. But, good luck resting under the shades. The scorching sun would still get your skin baking.

Cairo's Skyline from The Citadel.

Cairo’s Skyline from The Citadel.

And oh, do you know that you can also see the Great Pyramids of Giza from here? Click here for the photos. 

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