CAIRO RAW 4: The Streets….continued

Street art-art of the street

Downtown Cairo is deja vu-especially at night

mud, garbage, loose bricks, sand, cars…always cars….

that feeling anything can happen-

feels like New York City of the 1970s-the period Patty Smith evokes.

you feel rougher edges and a ferment in streets fanning out from Tahrir .

There’s graffiti from the last several years of sporadic uprisings in the streets

and “sleds” like football players use to practice “hitting” wrapped with barbed wire

 strewn near busy intersections and sidewalks

They look random like they’re part of a construction site except

this is the constuction -a barbed sometimes physical barrier that doubles as random street art with possible sinister undertones

¬†they’re there-sort of just waiting….in case you need them..for the next time.

but people don’t seem to notice them…they’ve seen it all and will see it again.

We don’t photograph these sculptures…do anything…but note them as we crossed them

Downtown you see tags commemorating dead zealots, themes and fantasies

near the American University, by the Armenian church, under bridges,

on a side street building

20151106-L106010720151106-L1060118CAIRO TAG DOWNTOWN NEAR THE ARMENIAN CHURCHCAIRO TAG HORUS SPREADING WINGS

The Great God Horus

CAIRO RAW 4

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