الثلاثاء، 13 مارس، 2007

Egypt: Nostalgia to better times...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OnuzzOmk1j4

I came accross the following video of Princess Fawzia daughter of the late King Fouad, and sister of the late King Farouq. she was the was the first wife the late Shah of Iran. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen, but also was involved in a lot of charity works.

I haven't lived the days of the monarchy, but from what I read, it was the golden age of Egypt, however, in all fairness, population reached only 20 millions, with the same resources we have now, water is almost the same, the effects of the extra water we got after the Aswan dam were offset by the reduction in soil fertility caused by the disappearance of sedimentation blocked by the dam. Again, to be fair, pauverty in the south was much more that it is now! It was close to slavery!

In the fourties, Egypt had a very strong economy with a real industrial revolution thanks to world war two, and the strategic position of Egypt. in 1949, Egypt built the first locally manufactured plane! can you imagine how far we regressed!!!

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Egypeter يقول...

She is definitely quite gorgeous. When I look back at pictures of Egypt there was a lot of beauty all over the country. Sadly, when I visit these days I don't see as much beauty.

Egypt has regressed. But, who knows, with a joint effort among all Egyptians maybe we can reverse this trend? I'm not too optimisitic but maybe things will change and that optimism will return, insha'allah.

BaBaNesmA يقول...

always past is best , egypt is regressing now , and we can not predict where are we going ......

Nah·det Masr يقول...

Egypeter,

I like your optimistic tone. But you are right, we have to try to change it for the better.

Adham,

We share the same feelings towards older Egypt although I am more than 20 years older that you! so it is not an age thing ;-)

I thought I am starting to get older! thanks