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Monthly Photos August 2021

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Alexandria reflected in a taxi window

Away from the hustle and bustle of Cairo, I came to Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt and my roommate’s hometown. Crete, a Greek island, is located to the north of the city. Cerebrated as “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, this city has a cosmopolitan atmosphere common to the other Eastern Mediterranean cities.
I went to the Corniche to breathe to the full. A moist wind which purified my lungs contaminated with exhaust gas and dust. Seafood. Shallalat Gardens. People with East European or South European features. Yellow taxis. A family of Greek priest. Home-cooked dishes of “Mom.” My roommate’s nephews who kept waving their hands on the veranda in a fond farewell to me. In contrast to Cairo which gave me surprises and trials, this city was filled with serenity.

September 2010
The Corniche, Alexandria, Arab Republic of Egypt
Photograph by OTA (TSUKADA), Erina

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