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Fri 9.6.2017 sunrise 3:59 – sunset 22:42

Friday, June 9th, 2017


and we have full moon today here in Southern Finland!

I wake up every morning 5 am because it’s so bright (I get up later though).


We’ve been painting outside walls,

planted grass seeds (hopefully good ones),

organizing furniture and stuff inside…

This sun we bought from Egypt when

we lived in Cairo…


one of my suns by BLOGitse



These watercolor/ink paintings are for


Paint Party Friday




she's singing by BLOGitse‘she’s singing opera’



walking with her dog by BLOGitse


‘walking with her dog’



Have a relaxing weekend!





deadlock in Egypt 5.2.2011

Saturday, February 5th, 2011


BBC: Mubarak moves to restart economy



“Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has held talks with ministers to try to revive an economy hit by a wave of anti-government protests.”



The New York Times: Egypt officials seek to nudge Mubarak out

“Military leaders, vice president, others look at limiting president’s powers”



AlJazeera English: Egypt protesters hold their ground

“With protests demanding end to Mubarak’s rule entering the 12th day, people in Tahrir Square prepared to wait him out.”



YLE Finland: West Supported Mubarak to Promote Its Own Interests


“Finland’s Foreign Minister, Alexander Stubb, says western nations should look carefully in the mirror with regards to current events in Egypt.

Speaking on the YLE programme Ykkösaamu on Saturday, Stubb observed western nations had supported Egypt’s autocratic

presidency in order to secure their own interests.

Concerns over the state of democracy and of human rights had taken a back seat, he added.”


deadlock in Egypt 5.2.2011




"day of departure" in Egypt 4.2.2011

Friday, February 4th, 2011

After Friday prayers Egyptians across the country calling for

Mubarak’s resignation on the day “day of departure”.

These are shots from Al Jazeera.


day of departure Egypt 4.2.2011



day of departure Egypt 4.2.2011



day of departure Egypt 4.2.2011


Watch AlJazeera live here



"Father knows best"

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

That title is the message vice president Omar Suleiman

wanted to tell to whole world.

Dictator Mukarab is the father and he knows what is best for his country.


prime minister Ahmed Shafiq Cairo 3.2.2011



press meeting Cairo 3.2.2011



Obama speaks about situation in Egypt 3.2.2011



clashes in Cairo 3.2.2011



clashes in Cairo 3.2.2011



vice president Omar Suleiman Cairo 3.2.2011

Vice president Omar Suleiman

I’m sorry but this is a dangerous man.

Do not trust him.

He had no empathy when he spoke,

he’s repeating what he’s been told to say.


“There are certain groups carrying their own agendas in protests.”

“Protestors should go home.”

“Police defend themselves.”

“…attitude of some friendly countries.”

Egyptian government is hurt. Now they are angry.

It’s not outsiders business to tell what they do in Egypt. Dot.




clashes in Tharir Square…

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Men on horseback and camels rushed into Tahrir Square…


Mr Mubarak – is this what you wanted?

To have your people against each others?

How low is that!


clashes in Cairo Tahrir Square 2.2.2011


I shot this picture of tv-screen 2.2.2011 at 12:27 Casa time, 14:27 Cairo time





clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011



clashes in Tahrir Square Cairo 2.2.2011










a million man march in Egypt

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011


Torture is an endemic problem in Egypt and ending police abuse has been a driving element behind the massive popular demonstrations that swept Egypt over the past week, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Prosecuting torture and ending the emergency laws that enable a culture of impunity for the security forces should be a priority for the Egyptian government, Human Rights Watch said.

The 95-page report, “‘Work on Him Until He Confesses’: Impunity for Torture in Egypt,” documents how President Hosni Mubarak’s government implicitly condones police abuse by failing to ensure that law enforcement officials accused of torture are investigated and criminally prosecuted, leaving victims without a remedy.

“Egyptians deserve a clean break from the incredibly entrenched practice of torture,” said Joe Stork, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa Division at Human Rights Watch. “The Egyptian government’s foul record on this issue is a huge part of what is still bringing crowds onto the streets today.”


The BBC’s Tim Willcox describes the protesters’ plans

Egyptian protesters are gathering for a massive rally in Cairo as they step up their efforts to force President Hosni Mubarak from power.


Anti-Mubarak reformists and opposition figures hoped one million Egyptians would join the biggest protest to mark an uprising which erupted a week ago to force Mubarak to step down.

A protester reaches out as a soldier holds a child during a demonstration in Cairo

A protester reaches out as a soldier holds a child during a demonstration in Cairo January 29, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih



Tahrir Square Cairo by reuters

Egyptians rally at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo February 1, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

About 2 million people in and around the square….



revolution in Egypt cont.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

The US embassy in Cairo has advised all Americans currently in Egypt to consider leaving as soon as possible, given the unrest.

The UK authorities have advised against all but essential travel to the country for its citizens.

Key appointments

The international messages came hours after Mubarak appointed the country’s head of intelligence to the post of vice-president, in a move said to be a reaction to days of anti-government protests in cities across the country.

Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s chief spy, was sworn in on Saturday, marking the first time Mubarak has appointed a vice-president during his 30-year rule.

Ahmad Shafiq, a former air force commander, was appointed prime minister.

The appointments, however, failed to satisfy protesters.

Tens of thousands of people continued to rally in the capital Cairo on Saturday, demanding an end to Mubarak’s presidency.

More than a 150 people have been killed in the violence since Friday.

Read more Al Jazeera


Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau

Network’s licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister.


Read more Al Jazeera








revolution in Egypt…

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Most of you remember that we lived in Cairo for two years.

Already then we were told that this will happen.

Egyptian people want Mubarak out.

Why the hell it’s so difficult to step down?

How much more he wants hate on his face?

Changing the prime minister or government doesn’t help.

Egyptians want Mubarak out!


We watch Al Jazeera, follow Twitter – there’s a lot going on in Egypt right now.


Curfew started again but there are thousands of people out demonstrating.



Here are some shots I took yesterday from live feed from Al Jazeera …


revolution in Egypt Al Jazeera



revolution in Egypt Al Jazeera



revolution in Egypt Al Jazeera


Here are a few Twitter comments


FidaTaher: Egyptians do not know what fear is anymore. They know only one
thing now, Mubarak’s rule should come to an end! #Egypt #jan25


gijsdekoning: We are watching Al Jazeera and CNN almost 24/7 as historic
events unfold in Egypt. Will it spread to other countries in the region?


ArabRevolution: RT @parvezsharma: #Egypt Friends in #Zamalek are out on
streets This is Cairo Posh-and this means battle for #Mubarak to go includes
even the richest #Jan25


ElaineOrrMorgan: RT @donaldww: China blocks the word “Egypt” on the
country’s most popular Micro-Blogging Service http://ow.ly/3MtGh


AnneDanmark: Egyptians won’t accept Islamists to take over,
We want Free#Egypt & democracy not another Regime.


BreakingNews: 3 private jets leave Cairo airport under heavy security;

#Egyptparliament speaker to make major announcement – NBC #Jan25



Latest images from protest in #Cairo  on Twitpic

More coming soon!



photos of the weekend #20

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
This weekend all the pictures are old because 
Blogger is not willing to upload my new pictures…
These are Cairo memories…
Have a beautiful day!

Unknown Mami

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 4. Al-Fishawi Coffee Shop

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt part 4. 

Al-Fishawi Coffee Shop

Part 1. here  and part 2. here and part 3. here

Info about the bazaar in Wikipedia
Landmark cafe in the heart of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
once the haunt of Noble-prize-winner 
(December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006)
Wikipedia: Mahfouz did not shrink from controversy outside of his work. As a
consequence of his outspoken support for Sadat’s Camp David peace treaty with Israel in 1978, his books were banned in many Arab countries until after he won the Nobel prize.
Like many Egyptian writers and intellectuals, 
Mahfouz was on an Islamic fundamentalist “death list”. 
He defended Salman Rushdie after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini condemned Rushdie to death in 1989, but also criticized his Satanic Verses as “insulting” to Islam. Mahfouz believed in freedom of expression and although he did not personally agree with Rushdie’s work, he did not believe that there should be a fatwa condemning him to death for it. He also condemned Khomeini for issuing the fatwa, for he did not believe that the Ayatollah was representing Islam.

In 1989, after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa calling for Salman Rushdie and his publishers to be killed, Mahfouz called Khomeini a terrorist.[4] Shortly after Mahfouz joined 80 other intellectuals in declaring that “no blasphemy harms Islam and Muslims so much as the call for murdering a writer.”[5] 

The Rushdie incident also provoked fundamentalist Muslims to regret not having made an example of Mahfouz, one telling a journalist:
If only we had behaved in the proper Islamic manner with Naguib Mahfouz, we would not have been assailed by the appearance of Salman Rushdie. Had we killed Naguib Mahfouz, Salman Rushdie would not have appeared.[6]
Want to read more? Here, to Wikipedia
More info about Cairo

Do you like cafes like this?
Where is your favourite cafe?

Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I’ve put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. 
Because an online news site misused one of my pictures.
If you’re interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask!
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