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Favorite thing: Thus was the lovely style of our buildings for some time, I hope it will be well restored.... Amen!
University of Alexandria, Rector's Offices
Favorite thing: This building served as Faculty of Arts, now it is the Alexandria University Rectorship and Administration Premises. Located at Shatby facing the sea.
Favorite thing: In the heart of Alexandria, at Mansheia near by Saint Catherine Square this main Greek Orthodhox Patriarchate is found. The street itself is called Greek Church Street "Share' Al-Kaneesa Al-Younaneah". It is one of the landmarks of Alexandria not only religiously but also architecturally and culturally.
In Arabic Greek Orthodhox are called "Rom Orthodhox".
Egyptian Orthodhox Christians follow the Coptic Orthodhox Patriarchate.
Both Patriarchs are independent and extend their services all over Africa.
Click to visit official site and come back! *
Favorite thing: This statue was sent as a gift from the Greeks who love Alexandria. It was erected here in this Square (Abdulmenem Riad the famous Egyptian Head of armed forces who died on the battle front).
Alexander on his horse back comemorising his conquest, and symbol of Egyptian Greek deep friendship.
The tower at the background is a police station "Bab Sharq", near by the main water plant "Waboor El-Mayyah", where you can notice the chimney furthest back.
Favorite thing: Quote (in translation by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard)
" Said Myrtias (a Syrian student
in Alexandria during the reign
of the Emperor Konstans and the Emperor Konstantios;
in part a heathen, in part christianized):
“Strengthened by study and reflection.
I won’t fear my passions like a coward;
I’ll give my body to sensual pleasures,
to enjoyments I’ve dreamed of,
to the most audacious erotic desires,
to the lascivious impulses of my blood,
with no fear at all, because when I wish—
and I’ll have the will-power, strengthened
as I shall be by study and reflection—
when I wish, at critical moments I will recover
my spirit, ascetic as it was before. "
By the way, at this very moment I may refer to a tip of our VT co-mate & freind Lady Mistique in a comparable one of her lovely tips. Click requesting her permission! *
Visit also our VT co-mate & friend Gianna's home page to enjoy what she wrote about Kavafi close to a pic of his!
I myself as a pure heterosexual and never homosexual can't give myself any right even to comment. It is for sure a matter of taste, syndromes or hormones. However; heterosexuality is the way to beget generations of all living creatures whether human, animal, insect or plant... etc.
Favorite thing: Cavafis' house at Alexandria has been converted to a museum supervised by the Greek Embassy to Egypt.
Cavafis shared last year in the 30th Cairo International Film Festival.*
In 1911, Constantine P. Cavafy, the Greek poet living in Alexandria, wrote his poem "Ithaki" regarding the legendary Greek warrior Ulysses, who began his voyage back to his homeland ITHAKI, after the end of the Trojan War. A journey that should have taken him few days, lasted for many years..
Ibrahim El Batout (Egyptian) & Kyriaki Papageorgiou (Greek) produced the film Ithaki that captures moments from the lives of fifteen characters fusing documentary and fiction genre, highlighting the thin line that exists between reality and fantasy….
The film shared in the International Competition for Digital Feature Films.
Favorite thing: Quote (in translation):
"My work, I’m very careful about it, and I love it.
But today I’m discouraged by how slowly it’s going.
The day has affected my mood.
It gets darker and darker. Endless wind and rain.
I’m more in the mood for looking that for writing.
In this picture, I’m now gazing at a handsome boy
who is lying down close to a spring,
exhausted from running.
What a handsome boy; what a heavenly noon
has caught him up in sleep.
I sit and gaze like this for a long time,
recovering through art from the effort of creating it."
Apart form his Historical, Philosophical and Political wide repertoire Cavafis didnt hide his passion and personal tendency to homosexuality.
Greek Nautical Club facing Qayet Bey Fort
Favorite thing: Greek community was the largest in Alexandria, and played its role widely in diferent aspects to such an extent that you may see Greek touches every where here specially in Alexandria. Greeks call them "Aigyptiotes". Lot of them are holding key positions now in Greece.
Photos here show some of Greek Community activities.
The Cathedrale, Club, a famous restaurant etc...
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