Dubai Before the Boom

These are pictures of Dubai before the economic boom. Its really nice seeing old pictures like that. The simple life, the crowded Souqs, the traditional dances; beautiful. Of course not to mention Sheikh Zayed (RIP), the founder of modern day UAE. 

I’ve stumbled across this picture while browsing Frankom’s blog. 
This is a picture about Egypt during King Farouq’s reign. Whats staggering is that the unemployment rate was only 2%! These numbers are not confirmed (the source being a tweet), but nevertheless, it is something to think about.
Was King Farouq’s Egypt the same Egypt we’d see in those black and white movies? 
Another numbers from this picture: 
Cairo was once the most beautiful city in the world.
Greeks and Italians used to work as barbers and waiters.
An Egyptian taxi used to drive a Cadillac.
Egypt lent the U.K what is now 29 trillion dollars.
Fashion would reach Egypt before Paris.
Some of these “facts” really seem far fetched. Who knows, maybe Egypt was once the New York of the Middle East.

- Meshari 

I’ve stumbled across this picture while browsing Frankom’s blog

This is a picture about Egypt during King Farouq’s reign. Whats staggering is that the unemployment rate was only 2%! These numbers are not confirmed (the source being a tweet), but nevertheless, it is something to think about.

Was King Farouq’s Egypt the same Egypt we’d see in those black and white movies? 

Another numbers from this picture: 

  • Cairo was once the most beautiful city in the world.
  • Greeks and Italians used to work as barbers and waiters.
  • An Egyptian taxi used to drive a Cadillac.
  • Egypt lent the U.K what is now 29 trillion dollars.
  • Fashion would reach Egypt before Paris.

Some of these “facts” really seem far fetched. Who knows, maybe Egypt was once the New York of the Middle East.

- Meshari 

babylonfalling:

Haven’t you strikers any sense of social and moral responsibility?

babylonfalling:

Haven’t you strikers any sense of social and moral responsibility?

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“Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office.”

This is truly beautiful, seeing two souls deeply in love with each other finally getting married. Very heart warming. 

Source: Buzzfeed’s 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office.”

This is truly beautiful, seeing two souls deeply in love with each other finally getting married. Very heart warming. 


Source: Buzzfeed’s 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011