Sunday, January 07, 2007
Orphanides & Co
The streets of Cairo on a religious holiday: forgotten, faded, empty, sordid. But, yet, we can stumble on a forgotten outpost of those foreign, mitigated pleasures: The liquor store of Orphanides & Co., Emad el-Din Street. Cut-price ersatz drinking for the down-at-heel. What an institution. On Coptic Christmas, we salute you, O Greeks.