Just the Pictures (Egypt) Downtown Cairo. Circle in downtown Cairo. Shopping stalls set up near Ramses Railway Station. Steam Locomotive No. 986 (fabricated in 1865) on display in front of Ramses Railway Station. Street in Cairo. Statue of Ibrahim Pacha (1789-1868). Building in Cairo. National Library in Cairo. El Tabakh mosque, located next to the Cairo Governorate. Chef cutting slices of shawarma. Street art remembering those who helped remove the regime. Armenian Catholic Church. Another building in Cairo. Street in downtown Cairo seen from the hotel I stayed at. Entrance to the roofed colonnade leading to the Pyramid of Djoser. The last of the columns in the colonnade leading to Djoser’s step pyramid. The Pyramid of Djoser, constructed between 2667–2648 BC, with sculpted cobra snake heads in the foreground. Another view of Djoser’s step pyramid, built during the Third Dynasty. Ancient Egyptian stone entrance. Hieroglyphs. A false door. Sekhemkhet Pyramid in the North Saqqara Pyramid complex. The entrance to Sekhemkhet’s Pyramid, built in the Third Dynasty. Hieroglyphs depicting boats and seamen of Ancient Egypt. Pyramid of Teti. Hieroglyphs inside the Pyramid of Teti. The stone sarcophagus inside the Pyramid of Teti. Hieroglyphs outside the entrance to the Tomb of Ti (Fifth Dynasty). The Red Pyramid, located at the Dahshur necropolis and Egypt’s first successful attempt at constructing a “true” smooth-sided pyramid. Entrance to the Red Pyramid, constructed by Pharaoh Sneferu during the Fourth Dynasty. The corbel-vaulted ceiling of the main burial chamber inside the Red Pyramid. The Red Pyramid seen from one of its corners. The Bent Pyramid, the second pyramid built by Pharaoh Sneferu (before perfecting the design with the Red Pyramid). Corner of the Bent Pyramid. The Red Pyramid seen in the distance from the Bent Pyramid. Date palm plantation. Giant statue on display at the museum at Memphis. Statue of Ramses II at Memphis. Sphinx of Memphis (19th Dynasty). Camels at Giza. Inside the Valley Temple at Giza. The Sphinx of Giza. Closeup of the Sphinx. Backside of the Sphinx. Tourists climbing on the Pyramid of Khafre (also known as the “Pyramid of Chephren”). Camel in front of the Pyramid of Khafre. The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the “Pyramid of Khufu” or the “Pyramid of Cheops”), the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza necropolis, built during the Fourth Dynasty. Corner view of the Pyramid of Khafre. Another view of the Pyramid of Khafre. Pyramid of Khafre seen from a nearby mastaba. Another mastaba at the Giza necropolis. The Pyramid of Khafre with the Pyramid of Menkaure (also known as the “Pyramid of Mycerinus”) in the background Back view of the Pyramid of Khafre. Dog eating manure off of the road – based on how today went, I felt this picture was worth including (Giza sucks). The Pyramid of Khafre seen from the Pyramid of Menkaure. The Pyramid of Menkaure. Pyramid of Menkaure with the three Queen’s Pyramids. The Pyramids of Giza. The Pyramid of Khafre seen from the causeway leading to it. The Pyramids of Giza with the Sphinx. The Sound and Light Show at Giza. The Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Khufu lit up at night. The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx lit up during the Sound and Light Show. The Sphinx lit up to look like a Pharaoh. The multiple colors of the Sound and Light Show. More of the Sound and Light Show. One last picture of the Sound and Light Show. “Everything’s so green!” Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern “Library of Alexandria”. El Qaaed Gohar Ibrahim mosque in Alexandria. Boats in the Eastern Harbor of Alexandria. Qaitbay Citadel, built in 1477 AD. Another view of the main tower inside Qaitbay Citadel. The tiled floor of the mosque inside the main tower in Qaitbay Citadel. Looking up at the roof in the main tower of Qaitbay. Hole in the second floor of the main tower used to pour hot oil on enemy intruders. Corridor in the main tower at Qaitbay. Looking out at the Eastern Harbor entrance from Qaitbay Citadel. Western wall, inside Qaitbay Citadel. Looking up at an indentation built in to the fortified wall. Another view inside Qaitbay Citadel. Street along the corniche in Alexandria. The corniche on the Eastern Harbor in Alexandria. The Roman Theater in Alexandria at dusk. Masr Railway Station in Alexandria. Inside Ramses Railway Station in Cairo. The McArabic with French fries and a soda. The Coptic Museum in Cairo. South Tower of the Fortress of Babylon, built in 300 AD (located next to the Coptic Museum). Church of St. George. Inside the Coptic Church of St. Sergius. The Citadel in Cairo. Inside the courtyard of the Mosque of Nasir Mohammed ibn Qalaun, built in 1335 AD. Warplanes on display outside the National Military Museum. Peeping in to a prison cell in the Citadel’s Prison Museum. Cairo, seen from the Citadel. View of Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza seen in the distance. Sword with a sheath made out of a baby crocodile. Curved dagger with sheath and fabric belt from the Ottoman era. Closeup of a flintlock rifle from the Ottoman era. Picture of three police officers from the Ottoman era. The Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Inside the courtyard of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Another view of the courtyard in the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The high ceiling inside the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The mihrab inside the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Ornate panels inside the mosque. Another view of the ceiling and lights inside the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The western side of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Another view of the outside of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Destroyed part of Al Gawhara Palace. Looking up at the Citadel and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan. The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and the Citadel in the background. Souqs south of Bab-Zuwayla. The stone gate and two high towers of Bab-Zuwayla, built in 1092 AD. Entrance way to the mosque north of Bab-Zuwayla. Mosque in the Islamic part of Cairo. A simple children’s ride fallen in to disrepair. Tarabay al-Sharifi. Arched-gate next to Tarabay al-Sharifi. Part of Umm al-Sultan Sha’ban Madrasa. The mosque north of Bab-Zuwayla. Looking south from Bab-Zuwayla with the enclosed souqs to the right. Trashy rooftops of Cairo. The entrance to Al-Azhar mosque. Inside the courtyard of Al-Azhar Mosque. Inside Al-Azhar Mosque. Closeup of the architecture in the courtyard of Al-Azhar mosque. Another view of the courtyard in Al-Azhar mosque. Building in the Islamic part of Cairo with many wood lattice screens. Sphinx statue in front of the Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Statue in front of the Egyptian Museum. Cairo Tower (also known as “Nasser’s prick”). Boats tied along the bank of the Nile River. If anyone ever wanted to know how to write “Playboy” in Arabic, here you go – found in Cairo.