Cairo is where I was born, though I’m not originally from here. I have some relatives here and have visited countless times. These photos are from my most recent visits in 2013/14. This was a time when Cairo was still in some turmoil and the area near the pyramids was not safe so we could not get too close. Wonderful views were taken from our hotel on the Nile though, and we took a tour of the newer developments in the outskirts of the city. Some days were quite foggy and made for some interesting shots.

This is the central area of Cairo with the most of the buildings and hotel on the banks of the Nile river, taken from my hotel baclony and some waterfront cafes

Some nice views of the famous Giza Pyramids, from a distance and also up close

Some snazzy pictures with the art filter on

Night-time scenes under the full moon