Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Some of the Cats of Cairo
This post is a lot for my youngest daughter Ynez who loves cats. There is a lot of cats in Cairo- poor mangy looking creatures but not without personality and charm and even a certain air about them. We have been wandering through the Khan the last few days looking for old berber jewelery ( and I have found some) and through the City of the Dead- a fascinating but very poor part of Cairo- really it should be called the Living City of the Dead as many people live amongst the tombs minding the tombs and earning a living in whatever way possible. Here also live the silk cord spinners who improvise their cording equipment from old bicycle wheels and all manner of contraptions.