Another building that shows the ongoing sadness that has befallen this once thriving and growing city on the river. Its amazing how far Cairo has fallen from how big it had become. [READ More]
Cairo reached a population plateau of over 15,000 residents in the 1920s. But after the poverty, lack of jobs, diminishing education funding, bureaucratic turmoil and further issues… the city population began loosing residents at an astounding rate shortly after the 20s when each decade saw between 1,000 and 3,000 making an exodus.
With this persistent decay, violent crime and lack of focused attempt in renovating the city to quell this exodus… arson and flood has further ravaged the buildings. Some wiped out completely, in recent years. An example of that can be seen in my last post “Four Survivors.” The interior features of the pictures above is from an abandoned building near the flood gate. Full of beer bottles, old cloths, trash and pretty much any of the fine items expected in a stereotypical ran down crack house.