Saturday, 22 November 2008

ALEXANDRIA "The place where I live"!!!


Actually I can not be a tourist guide even I can not tell you a lot about Alexandria , the city where I live , so I copied and pasted" what a shame" some information about this lovely city.
Alexandria is The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern ; its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharaohs, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. But ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed, he found a sparsely populated fishing village.From the 19Th century Alexandria took a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This 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.
Alexandria is a city to explore at random. It's as important to enjoy the atmosphere as it is to see the sights.


-Here you are some pics from Alexandria:-










3 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I discovered your blog through the Daring Bakers forum, which is also new to me. This month was my first challenge. BTW, your cake looks wonderful!
    keep up the good work and take care!

    Khadidja

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  2. Thank you Khadidja!!
    That is so nice of you!
    you are always welcome here!! I am on my way now to visit you,do you have something sweet for me??? hahahaha

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  3. thanks alot for these fotos

    i miss alex

    i miss the sea

    i miss everything

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