'Like a balcony': Cairo windows and poems

Amira Noshokaty , Tuesday 7 Jun 2016


"I look out like a balcony on what I want,"  renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once wrote.

A new art exhibition in Cairo gives new meaning to Darwish's lasting words. 

In his first photo exhibition, which is part of a workshop titled Cairo Windows and Characters, artist Mohamed Hossam El-Din depicted several unique windows in Cairo that still stand in districts that are home to architectural gems such as Downtown, Sayeda Zaynab and Heliopolis.  

This photograph is a living memory of what the cosmopolitan capital once looked like and attests to how it could be revived through acts of remembrance.

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