Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Cairo Illustrated

Cairo Illustrated is written and photographed by Michael Haag and is published by The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo and New York, 2006.

‘Michael Haag’s Cairo Illustrated is in a category of its own. The photographic illustrations are beautifully shot and richly complement Haag’s prose. He describes the chaos and the allure of the city: “ as the sun sets over the Nile, the present slips away into timelessness. The call of the muezzins floating across the darkening city and the Pyramids of Giza, magnificently silhouetted against the shimmering horizon, are reminders that the monuments of the pharaohs and sultans lie within the compass of the city Egyptians call “Mother of the World.”’ -- Egypt Today