Sunday, March 24, 2013

Egypt (Part II) - A "Somewhere Sunday" Post


Note:  This is the last post in our "Somewhere Sunday" series for now as we'll begin a four month adventure in Europe next week and there will be lots of posts and pics along the way.  We want to thank everyone who sent us such positive comments and e-mails regarding the "Somewhere Sunday" series.  We're so happy that you've enjoyed them!


Alexandria 


Last week's "Somewhere Sunday" post featured ancient Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza and the Necropolis of Saqqara.  Today, we're taking a walk around modern day Alexandria.

The modern day city of Alexandria is frequently described by comparison to its past.  One comes across such phrases as "once among the greatest of cities" and descriptions of Alexandria's " faded charms" of days gone by.  It must be difficult being modern day Alexandria, constantly viewed through the prism of history.  True, Alexandria was once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  Times change, the city has changed, but people are the same.  Doing the best they can to live the life that they have.