- 1Khaled Said Street
- 2Rally Café
- 3Street 555
- 4The Corniche
- 5East to West
- 6Foreign Affairs
- 7Open Access
- 8Along the Lines
- 9A Protest Zone
- 10The Bohemian Past
- 11Street Life
- 12Bridging the Gap
- 13To be Inherited
- 14The Industrial Zone
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Malek Hafni Street, Victoria
Surrounded by apartment buildings, in between the train and tram tracks, the people of Victoria like to speak about the days when they could see the Sea. They are tailors or fruit sellers, repair car engines, sell fish or chicken. And know how to bake ”gazelles' feet”.
Whether they go to the Bibliotheca, meet friends at Selsela's or sit on one of the benches along the Corniche, Alexandrians always keep at least one eye focused on the traffic. This piece invites you to listen to the realities of what could be a bridge between the city and the sea.
The musician Wael Sayed lives in Cairo. But the sound of Alexandria is always with him. Car - car - car - traffic jam, waves, high chattering voices in Bahary, and birds chirping in winter. An imaginary sound walk from South to North and East to West.
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The bench at the plaza of Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Silence and hyperactivity can both be found at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Built as a research hub for students, researchers and visitors from around the world, it also invites people to come and meet for protests, gatherings and romantic encounters.
Starting from Shabty Corniche till Soter Street
No one calls the Corniche by its official name. But during the revolution people used it for marches and protests, demonstrating at the seashore, fighting against the police or taking down posters – and more.