Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The Sciopticon Manual, Explaining Lantern Projections in General and the Sciopticon Apparatus in Particular Including Magic Lantern Attachments, Experiments, Novelties, Colored and Photo-Transparencies, Mechanical Movements, etc.
Person:
Marcy, L. J.
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/image/lit39449/104/
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SCIOPTICON MANUAL. 
as hazardous as going on foot. The streets of Cairo are 
watered several times a day, and are nearly always cool 
and free from dust. 
Ferry at Old Cairo.—Old Cairo is situated about two 
miles from modern Cairo. The wonderful clearness and 
brilliancy of the Eastern atmosphere ; the absence of 
smoke, charcoal alone being burned ; the picturesque 
etfect of the ruin into which many of its great monu¬ 
ments are falling; the rich, green valley of the Nile; the 
river; the Pyramids in the distance; and the fading 
of the landscape into the boundless haze of the Lybian 
desert, constitutes a scene which, for splendor and inter¬ 
est, is perhaps unequaled in the world. The taste for 
gaudy and fantastic coloring has been for ages a distin¬ 
guishing feature of Eastern embellishment. The alter¬ 
nate red and white stripe is conspicuous on the sails of 
the ferry boats, which are constantly passing back and 
forth between Cairo and the island of Khoda opposite. 
Here we have a group of Arabs from the desert, with 
their camels, dealers in oranges, vegetables, sugar-cane, 
&c. For picturesqueness of costume, there is nothing 
like the East; the flow of the drapery so simple and 
natural, the coloring so deep and brilliant. 
Tombs of the Memlook Kings at Cairo.—These 
tombs are fine specimens of Saracenic architecture, and 
were erected in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. 
Pyramids.—The Pyramids of Gizeh, three in number, 
are situated about eight miles from Cairo, and should be 
visited by the tourist before entering on his river cruise. 
They stand on a ridge of stone, which has been so cut as 
to form part of the basement. The great Pyramid is 
mainly composed of blocks of limestone brought from the
        

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