Cairo - Shopping
Egyptian ten pound note - front in English.
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.
Shopping for "art" drawn on papyrus.
Papyrus is made from the stem of the papyrus plant.
Soaking to enable removal of fibers.
The papyrus after being formed into sheets.
Various art works on display for sale.
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.
Human cargo carriers — of cardboard scrap in this case.
Raw, Egyptian cotton.
A lady selling newspapers with her cat lounging on her sales stand.
Water pipes for sale.
Magdi's jewelry. This shop caught my eye because a co-worker of mine was named Magdi.
Items made of sheet metal.
More human labor — looks like stuffed animals.
Another wood shop — looks like chopping blocks.
Vegetables for sale.
A mane sews while smoking a water pipe.
Taking a snack on a lumber cart hauling plywood.
Dolls for sale. (They don't look like Egyptians to me.)
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