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Kaupay Fortress

As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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Sunset and Sea Spray near Alexandria’s Qaitbay Fort Alexandria  Egypt

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Sunset and Sea Spray near Alexandria’s Qaitbay Fort

The sunset, wind, and waves made the waterfront promenade at the Qaitbay Fort my favorite spot in Alexandria, Egypt. The fifteenth-century fort stands at the tip of a peninsula on the Mediterranean, built on the ruins of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Just follow the Corniche (the road running along the edge of Alexandria’s harbor) until you reach the Western-most end. In the evenings, this spit of land becomes a vibrant hub of Egyptian youth and vendors selling some of the largest seashells I’ve ever seen. On the evening I visited, the wind was so fierce, it threw 8-foot waves crashing onto the shore—a spectacular sight with the setting sun coloring the sea spray gold.