Cosmopolitan Alexandria [1860-1961] part 2





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Published on Aug 3, 2008

In [part two] of Cosmopolitan Alexandria ,I will present extra photos reflecting the European influence on Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century ,the photos were mostly taken from the following websites


Cosmopolitan Alexandria memories can be also witnessed from some plant species that are mainly restricted today to certain old districts of the city [those known to be former places where European communities used to live ] but virtually unknown in newer districts and the rest of Egypt

The sequence of the presented photos are as follows

1.Antoniades Palace
2.Statues present in the gardens of Antoniades
3.Caesalpinia gilliesii [a shrub relatively common in Alexandria,very rare in the rest of Egypt].
4. Former Hotel Majestic
5.Ailanthus altissima [a very common tree in old districts of Alexandria,very rare in the new districts of the city and the rest of Egypt].
5.Greco-Roman museum
6.Head of Alexander the Great [ Greco-Roman museum ]
7.Monuments [ Greco-Roman museum ]
8.Oreopanax reticulatum [a very common tree in old districts of Alexandria, rare in the new districts of the city and the rest of Egypt].
9.Statue of Venus in an ordinary old Alexandrian house.
10.Araucaria excelsa tree at Montaza Gardens [ Araucaria is a common tree in Alexandria,rare elsewhere]
11.Bay laurel tree [Laurus nobilis] at the Italian house of the elderly at Chatby district. Old laurel trees are fairly common in old districts of Alexandria,virtually unknown in new districts of the city and the rest of Egypt.
12. The Ioulia Salvagou Theatre [Greek community of Alexandria]
13.Patesserie Deleces
14.Cecil Hotel

The accompanying music is that of the famous French song [Alouette]


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