Public Telephone in Cairo
Public telephone in Cairo
A public telephone with Arabic numbers in Cairo in Egypt
If you want to use this photo of a public telephone in Cairo, go to Alamy.
It’s all too easy to think of foreign locations (not foreign to the people who live there of course) as somehow strange or exotic.
Egypt is often stereotyped as particularly so.
Still large cities like Cairo function in similar ways in most parts of the world and daily life is pretty mundane revolving around the basics of jobs food friends and family.
So I believe it’s important to reflect the everyday experience and public telephones are quite often typical of their locations.
This telephone attracted my attention because of the lighting which made it easy to contrast the equipment with the background and because a hint of the location came from the Arabic script.
I used my standard 28-75mm Tamron SP zoom handheld to capture this image.