Tagged: Black and White

Theme of the Week and Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, EgyptI’m considering doing something a little different with the photoblog–a “theme of the week” where I post photos for the week that follow a theme. We’ll see how this plays out.

For now though, this week’s theme is… (reaching into a hat to pull a small folded piece of paper) … black and white photos. Start simple, right? We’ll get more abstract later.

Below is a photo I took years ago in Cairo, Egypt, before all the recent political unrest. Cairo is unlike any other city that I’ve visited, even in terms of its population density. This photo was taken early morning, and I’m pretty sure the haze in the background is smog from the previous day. The streets were empty at that moment, but within a few hours they’d be packed with Cairo’s roughly 7 million denizens.