Cairo - Shopping

ten.pounds.f  --> Egyptian ten pound note - front in English. ten.pounds.b  --> Ten pound note — back in Arabic. At today's exchange rate (Oct. 2013), a ten pound note is worth about US$ 1.50. It was worth about US$ 1.85 in 2008. IMG 0121  --> Shopping for "art" drawn on papyrus. IMG 4458  --> Papyrus is made from the stem of the papyrus plant. IMG 4459  --> IMG 4462  --> Soaking to enable removal of fibers.
IMG 4460  --> IMG 4463  --> The papyrus after being formed into sheets. IMG 0122  --> Various art works on display for sale. IMG 4559  --> What follows is sights seen while wandering the shopping area in Cairo. Here is a wood worker's shop; note figures over the door way. IMG 4592  --> Human cargo carriers — of cardboard scrap in this case. IMG 4594  --> Raw, Egyptian cotton.
IMG 4597  --> A lady selling newspapers with her cat lounging on her sales stand. IMG 4598  --> IMG 4599  --> Water pipes for sale. IMG 4601  --> Magdi's jewelry. This shop caught my eye because a co-worker of mine was named Magdi. IMG 4555  --> IMG 4560  --> Items made of sheet metal.
IMG 4561  --> More human labor — looks like stuffed animals. IMG 4562  --> Another wood shop — looks like chopping blocks. IMG 4564  --> Vegatables for sale. IMG 4567  --> IMG 4568  --> IMG 4572  --> A mane sews while smoking a water pipe.
IMG 4579  --> Baskets. IMG 4557  --> Taking a snack on a lumber cart hauling plywood. IMG 0001  --> Dolls for sale. (They don't look like Egyptians to me.)