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Today we would like to introduce you to the city of Alexandria, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Situated on the North coast, Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city and has an atmosphere that is as much Mediterranean as it is Middle Eastern. Although only 225 km from Cairo, it has a distinctly different cultural heritage and ambiance.
These photographs don’t concentrate on the major tourist sites, but aim to give you some insight into the harbor life and the food of this vibrant and beautiful city.
Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt.
Alexandria was the center of learning in the ancient world, but ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.
Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt’s commercial and maritime expansion.
Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E.M. Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture. Lawrence Durrell (writer of The Alexandria Quartet novels) described it as “The capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing could exist”.