Modern Luxor

What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

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Modern Luxor

Post by carrie » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:45 am

Before Luxor was "modernized" there used to be a lovely fountain, rather Japanese looking in front of the train station, at the other end of Station street there was a fountain that was replaced with a grassy bank with four clocks inserted into the middle of it. They never worked but hey ho. Before that there was another fountain there that I remember was much nicer that the clocks. My question is what was it like I have been racking my brains to remember. Wish Stan was here he would have known he went round taking photos of all the fountains before they pulled them down



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Re: Modern Luxor

Post by Who2 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:36 am

The man who built all those fountains was one Abdel Hameed Baheri, who also built my house back in 1966.
Quite a character so they say this was his 2nd wife's he had four.
He died in a car crash in Cairo over 15 years ago. PBHU...... 8)
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Ps: All the pharaonic pieces in Gezira Gardens Hotel were made in his Gurna factory.
Pss: He didn't build that monstrosity past the Coptic Church, that was the Sauds.
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