(The Citadel is now home to a lot more small nick-nack shops and what have you, so both my girls got something new for their costume trunk today. And must say Mei attracted quite the audience with her new head gear!)
Mei was especially excited to visit the Castle that we've been talking about for so long. She was curious if Salah ul Din has a princess to share his Castle with or not, and got disappointed to learn that he has parted his Castle along with this earth.
They were preparing for a wedding party when we arrived (this is new. I've never heard of renting an area in the Citadel for parties!) and there were flower arrangements, and crystal shingles everywhere.
As we were leaving, someone was bringing in caged pigeons for the party, so they could be set free sometime along the festivities. I am quite sure it's an old wedding tradition for this part of the world-- for I have seen it done in black and white Egyptian movies. They also fire rifles, but I am not sure if they're adopting this tradition to tonight's wedding celebration. At any rate there's no way of finding out, unfortunately we can't crash a wedding with wee ones attached to our sides *wink*
I did forget my big Camera, but the Hipsta App on my phone, never fails me. Also you really can't go wrong with scenes like the ones in a city as old as Cairo *smile*
Have a fantabulous weekend!