09 June 2007

Israel Store???!!!

This store is supposed to be in El Game3 Square in Heliopolis, Cairo??!!!!
Did you ever get to see it or heard of it?


2 comments:

Shahir Boshra said...

Yes, I actually saw it, and it's indeed in elgame3 square, and i bought a leatherpunch piercing tool from there.
I assume Israel is the family name of the current or previous owner.

Tamer said...

Yes sir, I did. It's always been there. The old style of writing the name and the font used suggest it dates back to the fifties. I am not a Heliopolis-born. My wife is. When we went shopping for some stuff over there I saw it and commented but it seems everybody there is comfortable with it. "After all it the name of one of God's messengers," she said. I can't deny that I got irritated for a few seconds when i first saw the name with all the history and the political meaning of the name; yet given the previous statement I thought, well - it's allright. I hear the guy is also a muslim but I am not sure.
Cheers.