life in Alexandria, Alexandria
In the heart of Alexandria, at Mansheia near by Saint Catherine Square this main Greek Orthodhox Patriarchate is found. The street itself is called Greek Church Street "Share' Al-Kaneesa Al-Younaneah". It is one of the landmarks of Alexandria not only religiously but also architecturally and culturally.
In Arabic Greek Orthodhox are called "Rom Orthodhox".
Egyptian Orthodhox Christians follow the Coptic Orthodhox Patriarchate.
Both Patriarchs are independent and extend their services all over Africa.
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This statue was sent as a gift from the Greeks who love Alexandria. It was erected here in this Square (Abdulmenem Riad the famous Egyptian Head of armed forces who died on the battle front).
Alexander on his horse back comemorising his conquest, and symbol of Egyptian Greek deep friendship.
The tower at the background is a police station "Bab Sharq", near by the main water plant "Waboor El-Mayyah", where you can notice the chimney furthest back.
Cavafis' house at Alexandria has been converted to a museum supervised by the Greek Embassy to Egypt.
Cavafis shared last year in the 30th Cairo International Film Festival.*
In 1911, Constantine P. Cavafy, the Greek poet living in Alexandria, wrote his poem "Ithaki" regarding the legendary Greek warrior Ulysses, who began his voyage back to his homeland ITHAKI, after the end of the Trojan War. A journey that should have taken him few days, lasted for many years..
Ibrahim El Batout (Egyptian) & Kyriaki Papageorgiou (Greek) produced the film Ithaki that captures moments from the lives of fifteen characters fusing documentary and fiction genre, highlighting the thin line that exists between reality and fantasy….
The film shared in the International Competition for Digital Feature Films.
Greek community was the largest in Alexandria, and played its role widely in diferent aspects to such an extent that you may see Greek touches every where here specially in Alexandria. Greeks call them "Aigyptiotes". Lot of them are holding key positions now in Greece.
Photos here show some of Greek Community activities.
The Cathedrale, Club, a famous restaurant etc...
Favorite thing: A building near Serapeum. You can see it across the monument, and it looks very vivd and lively, although not well kept. in general, I've seen a lot of poverty in Egypt. Suburbs don't even have hygiene on the decent level, there is a lot of trash everywhere and lots of dirt. But the center is very well kept however. Anyway, a lot of people live in these houses, not very comfortable...
In Egypt you will see these type of posters all about: pictures of Egyptian President Hosni Mubark with some historical, scenic or otherwise noteworthy image in the back ground...
I dont know, it may just be me, but he sure has the visage, such that I do not believe that he would look so out of place in one of the three Hollywood Godfather movies..... Hosni Corleone ???
You see these things a lot in the Nile delta region, this particular one is about half way on the road between Cairo and Alexandria.
Hmmmm.... What could it be.... Giant mummified bee hives perhaps ?? As it turns out, nothing so exotic, it is just the local Egyptian variant of a pigeon house....
el shona art center,it is very interesting place which you can see the modern egyptian art and you can even draw or make any art pieces.
el shona art center locates near alxanderia (20 km Agmay- Matrouh road).
picture shows the city centre
Fondest memory: my first night was in the youth hostel(no water and do I have to describe the toilets?);avoid to sleep there!