Cairo in Photos: Then and Now

Tahrir Square, c. 1960s

Those who know Cairo nowadays would never believe its transformation from the 1920’s to present day – from palaces and quiet streets to underdeveloped and hustling and bustling.

Check out the amazing transformation of old Cairo to today’s modern-day mayhem:

Midan Talaat Harb, formerly Soliman Pasha Square

Soliman Pasha Square, c. turn of the century
Soliman Pasha Square, c. 1900
Soliman Pasha Square, 1941 (Credit: Trish Worth)
Soliman Pasha Square, 1941 (Credit: Trish Worth)
Talaat Harb Square, 2007 (Credit: Tinou Bao)
Talaat Harb Square, 2007 (Credit: Tinou Bao)
Talaat Harb Square, 2012 (Credit: Mohammad Aboelkhier)
Talaat Harb Square, 2012 (Credit: Mohammad Aboelkhier)

 

Midan Tahrir

Tahrir Square, c. 1960s
Tahrir Square, c. 1960s
Tahrir Square, 2012 (Credit: Frank Schulenburg)
Tahrir Square, 2012 (Credit: Frank Schulenburg)

 

Downtown Cairo

1952
1952
2011 (Credit: Ramy Raoof)
2011 (Credit: Ramy Raoof)

 

View of Cairo from the Citadel of Salah el-Din

القلعه وتبدوا القاهره كلها امامك
Undated

 

2007 (Credit: upyernoz)
2007 (Credit: upyernoz)
c. 1900-1920
c. 1900-1920
2008 (Credit: Tim Kelley)
2008 (Credit: Tim Kelley)

 

The River Nile

c. 1920
c. 1920
c. 1960s
c. 1960s
2010 (Credit: Ine)
2010 (Credit: Ine)

 

WE SAID THIS: For more amazing photos from the Cairo of yesteryear, check out http://urbanile.org/

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