Photo Favorite: Cairo on Fire

By Mark Wiens 10 Comments
Sunset in Cairo, Egypt
Sunset in Cairo, Egypt

Location: Cairo, Egypt

There’s a brilliant orange in the sky that could only be formed when the sun meets the dry heat and pollution of Cairo.

Peering at the city at dusk is flabbergasting, an infinite series of ancient looking brown buildings that are dwarfed in the distance by the perfect triangles that poke through the fire – the most ancient of them all!

Check out my photo essay of Cairo.

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  • Mike

    8 years ago

    Wild shot, Mark. A place that I must get to someday.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Mike, can’t wait to see your photos of Cairo!

  • Bama

    10 years ago

    Beautiful picture! What time did you take it?

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Bama, it was just before sun down, I want to say about 6:30 pm or so…

  • ciki

    10 years ago

    wow.. gorgeous.. nevermind the fact that the red is probably due to iron polution?!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Yes, the vibrant color definitely protrudes through the Cairo pollution, but it does make for a wonderful sunset!

  • Sailor

    10 years ago

    What a beautiful city! Another dream place to visit. But the recent situation is keeping city still on fire. I hope the situation will be better soon.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Yes, I really hope the situation clears and things get better in Cairo. If you have a chance to visit, it’s an incredible city and people are extremely kind and friendly.

  • inka

    10 years ago

    Truly looks ‘on fire’. There is beauty even in polution.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Yah, I think the pollution definitely plays its part it the beauty of the sunsets in Cairo!