The Al Azhar Mosque and Mosque of Abu Dahab in Islamic Cairo.
Finally, on my third trip to Egypt, I can claim I'm seeing the historic portion of Cairo (aka Islamic Cairo) properly. Temperatures have simmered down to mere highs of 86Â°F (30Â°C) since my summer visit earlier this year when the mercury hit an unbearable 115Â°F (46Â°C). That means I'll only be slightly miserable (compared to fully miserable) while I tote 30 lbs (14kg) of camera gear on my puny shoulders through the dusty streets of Islamic Cairo. But the rewards will surely be worth it. After three months in Europe, the beautifully preserved time warp provided by this section of town is long overdue.
Back alleyways near the Al Azhar Mosque.
This area is a photographic treasure trove, a blessing for anyone that loves taking photos of traditionally dressed people!
For the record, I'm loving Cairo, yet again! I've immediately hit the sheesha pipe in a hard way and the Egyptians are as hospitable as any society on Earth!