Cairo 2010: In 2002 there was a famous novel published called ‘The Yacoubian Building’ by Alaa-Al-Aswany. It became a best-seller and was read worldwide translated into many languages. Well this building was the original Yacoubian building, and of great interest to tourists who had read the book or seen the film based on it.
Cairo Egypt 2010: Talaat Harb square in December 2010. The last days of the old order. The statue on the right is of Talaat Harb himself, a financier and economist who greatly helped the Egyptian economy in the 20th century.
Muiden 1990s. A town on an important lock into the waterways of North Holland. This blacksmith (hoefijzers) was still going up to this time, around 1993. Note the men are wearing clogs. The building, Naarderstraat 6 is now a hairdressers.
Utrecht Province Netherlands 1993: Skaters on the Gein river with the Broekzijdse Molen as a backdrop. The skaters make the ice vibrate with a strange buzzing pulsing sound, which can be heard some distance away.