The Majesty of Alexandria

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The first light shining on my beloved city of Alexandria.

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Friends in the heart of the Alexandrian sunset by the seashore.

Alexandria Egypt Church

Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in my beloved city of Alexandria.

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People spending the Eid feast by the warm seaside.

Bazaar Alexandria Egypt

Colorful folkloric scarves and headbands in the old market.


Middle East Collective Founder’s Note: Though many think of Egypt as a developing country full of dirty streets and ugly decaying buildings, Alexandria graciously challenges that outlook. This enchanting city by the sea is adorned with unexpected artistic European flair, genuine kindness, and overflowing compassion from the lively locals. Alexandria is a wondrous city full of history and comprised of majesty, magic, and a spirit that many might spend their whole lives fervidly searching to experience. Perhaps it is true that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but one cannot deny the beauty that is Alexandria. 

Please be sure to follow Heba Essam on Instagram, so you can see more of her enlightening and heartfelt photography from her travels in Egypt and abroad.


Heba Essam

Heba Essam

Heba Essam was born on January 01, 1990 in Alexandria, Egypt. She studied English Literature in the Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, and then she worked on some Gender and women’s studies in the Middle East and North Africa. She is indulged into arts, civilisations and comparative cultural studies, and she is interested in preserving heritage and promoting cosmopolitan culture. Among her various interests are writing, ballet and photography. She is also a women’s rights activist and a humanitarian who successfully executed advocacy campaigns. She has been working for years with prestigious INGOs as a translator and a project coordinator, serving disadvantaged children and refugees. She was trained as a curator and tour guide and she shows around the city of Alexandria in a very different and bounteous stratagem. She is also an active volunteer in ecological and wildlife rehabilitation activities.

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