Nile Floats: An unknown destiny awaits the residents of floating homes in Egypt

  • Sally Nabil
  • BBC – Cairo

With nice unhappiness, Ikhlas, 88, talks in regards to the determination to take away her floating home on the floor of the Nile in Cairo, the place she has spent 1 / 4 of a century of her life.

“I really feel like I’ll die. I am unable to get away from the Nile. I am a fan of it. Why all this torment for a girl my age?”

Floating homes or “floats” are a outstanding heritage characteristic of Cairo.

Till the center of the 20 th century, it was remarkably unfold within the Egyptian capital, because it was owned by well-known individuals of artwork, politics and cash. Specialists say that it bears a particular architectural character commensurate with the character of the Egyptian atmosphere.

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