Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Egyptian Icons: Photo 11
The pace of change has been accelerating for a century now, since the British more or less elbowed the French out of the country. This is the British embassy, which dates back to the days of Lord Cromer and the lesser demigods who followed him until Egypt gained its independence in 1924. The property used to front on the Nile, but Gamal Abdul Nasser rammed a waterfront boulevard across the back lawn, which is now rimmed by a suitably forbidding wall.
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