Villa Hug (Currently Algerian Ambassador’s Residence), Cairo
(Click here to see historic photograph)
Villa Dr. Mohamed Reda (Currently Indian Ambassador’s Residence) (Architect: Ali Labib Gabr), Cairo
Today, Urbanile expands from featuring only historic photos, to include current photographs and also renderings for Egypt’s urban future. This comes thanks to a team of dedicated tumblrers. Joining me are Nada Elissa (of nakafo), Tony Gamal Gabriel (of cairospirit), and Nadia Mounier (of nadiamounier). If you are a photographer or urban illustrator interested in joining this team please visit this link.
The front entrance to the Grand Continental-Savoy Hotel on Opera Square c1936, Cairo
Use of hotels as hospitals for ANZAC forces during WW1 (From top: the Heliopolis Palace Hotel, Gezirah Palace Hotel, and Mena House Hotel), Cairo
The Corniche as seen from the roof of the Cecil Hotel, Alexandria