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Nov022009

The Palace El Gezira


I couldn't resist this last post about Egypt.  I stayed at the Marriott in Cairo.  This may not sound interesting, but this hotel has a building with an interesting history.  I took some shots of the original building of the palace.



Below is from their website:




The Palace Al Gezira was built by Khedive Ismail, a palace guest for the Suez Canal inauguration celebrations in 1869. The architecture reflects the Khedive's passion for the neo-classical style. It housed European monarchs, including Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and was the venue of the first performance of Verdi's Opera Aida. Today, the Palace is all that remains of the estate, many of its rooms and furniture have been restored to their original splendor.





Reader Comments (7)

And u belive this!!!

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

:) I saw proof when I was there... Photos, letters, books. They can never pull off a clever lie!

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

wow!!:D

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Very nice.. Egypt does have a lot of history..

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

really nice.. I heard the place is worth a visit!

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

Definately.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

That's right... A visit.... One visit! More than enough.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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