Saturday,25 November, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1357, (17 - 23 August 2017)
Saturday,25 November, 2017
Issue 1357, (17 - 23 August 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Al-Qanater Al-Khaireya

Al-Qanater Al-Khaireya
Al-Qanater Al-Khaireya

AS THE SUMMER draws to a close, Al-Qanater Al-Khaireya grows busier by the day with holiday-makers. Built around the first modern irrigation barrages in Egyptian history, the idyllic city of “the Benevolent Barrages” — just outside Cairo — became a popular summer destination in the 20th century, and has since remained the poor man’s outing and the working class’s relief.

photo: Sherif Sonbol

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