Corniche Alexandria Reviews
Corniche @ Alexandria Apr 04, 2010
So much history has walked the shore line here. Alexander the Great founded the city in 331 BC, the Greek architect Dinocrates receiving this project. Julius Caeser, Hadrian, Cleopatra, Napoleon; these are just some of the giants who have made their mark on this city.
The Italian architect Pietro Avoscani designed the Corniche, the promenade that runs the length of the waterfront. The seawall is build of these massive concrete blocks with rebar handles sticking out of them, most likely for the crane used in their original placement. The blocks and their handles give the feeling that the sea wall is nothing but the flotsam from some giant’s toy chest as the scale of these blocks .
It's very long so you need long time and good shoes for walk in this waterfront :)
Some pictures to have a look , more in the journal entry !
Part of the EGYPT - Cairo & Alexandria - 2010 travel blog
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