American and Egyptian Colorizing retouchers took vintage photographs of Egypt’s landmarks in the past (mainly from Cairo and Alexandria) and added colour to them to give us a different look at history.
Nowadays technology continues to surprise us more and more. MyHeritage developed a tool that gives movement to Black and White and iconic photos taken throughout Egyptian history by turning them into colourful and vital images.
Cairo city is a charming place where culture and history play side by side. Cafés and restaurants line cobblestone streets, beautiful people stroll along the Nile at all hours, and every district seems to have its own iconic landmark, be it the Emad Eldin, Fauad I, Zamalek, Abdaijn and Ramsis square.
The city’s roots date back to the third century, but Cairo has undergone extreme transformations in the past 100 years or so alone— groundbreaking fashion trends, artistic and cultural approaches, and the construction of some of the world’s most famous buildings.
Cairo is also well-known for its Khedivial Cairo area and its streets, which have that very central essence of Great Cairo. This stunning city is considered the cradle of civilization and the place where many scholars, novelists, and economical experts grew up.
The buses and the train running by Ramsis Square and old establishments, the buildings–everything that reminds you of Cairo in it.
Take a look at these 7 vintage Cairo photos that show just how much the city has changed over the past century, all while remaining one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
These fascinated photos will make you feel excited to figure it all out; in addition to this, you might find yourself wanting a time machine after scrolling through.
The retouchers have contributed to re-editing, recolouring, and reforming several vintage photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, many of them from public magazines albums and photographers archives, this collage of stunning and nostalgic photos brings to life the world of that vanished Alexandria, a vibrant, stylish, and cosmopolitan city, the largest port in the Mediterranean, that was the prosperous gateway between Egypt and the world.
Take a look and see for yourself just how beautiful Alexandria really was!