It’s been a while since I did a post featuring a city skyline in the Daily Cool Photo section on Running Wolf’s Rant. Today’s photo features the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Alexandria is the 2nd largest city in Egypt. The city was founded by Alexander the Great around a small pharaonic town in 331 BC. Alexandria was Egypt’s capital for nearly a thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD. Alexandria was known for the Great Lighthouse (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and it’s library (the largest library in the ancient world). In the late 19th century the city became a major centre of the international shipping industry (and one of the most important trading centres in the world). Alexandria profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Today Alexandria is a modern city with more than 4.1 million inhabitants. This photo of the Alexandria Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 20th of January 2012.
Yesterday a photo featuring the Flood Waters @ Lower Sabie (in South Africa) was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories here. Feedback is appreciated and welcome, so feel free to comment on anything that you might find interesting.