Monday, November 24, 2008

Garbage becomes Al-Azhar Park

I discovered this amazing jewel in Cairo, Egypt last week. None other than Pakistani Agha Khan Foundation had turned an 500 year old garbage dump in Cairo near Hosseini into an amazing park with restaurants and fountains, all according to 13th century style Islamic Architecture.

The food was amazing and the views fantastic over old Islamic Cairo. The project was completed a few years back and some of the garbage dumps are now green hills with amazing viewpoints over Cairo.