Tahrir Square seen in the morning from the balcony of my hotel

Tahrir Square seen in the morning from the balcony of my hotel

This square is also known as

This square is also known as "Martyr Square" - this photo was taken very early in the morning with very ittle movement in the square

In the afternoon, this square had a completely different story to tell - Tahrir Square was the main location for the political demonstrations in Cairo which lasted for months

In the afternoon, this square had a completely different story to tell - Tahrir Square was the main location for the political demonstrations in Cairo which lasted for months

What I found amazing about this large rounadabout was that people were crossing it at very ease in the middle of traffic

What I found amazing about this large rounadabout was that people were crossing it at very ease in the middle of traffic

A photo of the burnt out headquarter of NDP (National Democratic Party) is close to this famous square

A photo of the burnt out headquarter of NDP (National Democratic Party) is close to this famous square

Tahrir Square was going under some re-development work - this filthy spot was located opposite the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Tahrir Square was going under some re-development work - this filthy spot was located opposite the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

This square has witnessed many violent protests in the past, resulting in many deaths

This square has witnessed many violent protests in the past, resulting in many deaths

The area around Tahrir Square includes the Egyptian Museum, the House of Folklore, the NDP headquarters and Arab League Headquarters to name few

The area around Tahrir Square includes the Egyptian Museum, the House of Folklore, the NDP headquarters and Arab League Headquarters to name few

The Egyptian Museum is still a huge magnet for anyone who is visiting Cairo for it's historical treasures

The Egyptian Museum is still a huge magnet for anyone who is visiting Cairo for it's historical treasures

There are few hotels also located on this square - this is one of many dotted around the square

There are few hotels also located on this square - this is one of many dotted around the square

This building is known as Mogamma and currently it is in government' use

This building is known as Mogamma and currently it is in government' use

Bab al-Futuh is located in the Bab al-Futuh Square - this is one of the oldest surviving gates in the city walls of Cairo

Bab al-Futuh is located in the Bab al-Futuh Square - this is one of the oldest surviving gates in the city walls of Cairo

This is the inner side of the gate, the famous al-Muizz Street starts from here and it goes all the way to Bab Zuweila

This is the inner side of the gate, the famous al-Muizz Street starts from here and it goes all the way to Bab Zuweila

This appears to be the grave of someone, right beside the inner arch of the door

This appears to be the grave of someone, right beside the inner arch of the door

Bab al-Futuh was built by the powerful Fatimid vizier Badr al-Jamali in 1087

Bab al-Futuh was built by the powerful Fatimid vizier Badr al-Jamali in 1087

The actual door of Bab al-Futuh,in the past this door was closed at night

The actual door of Bab al-Futuh,in the past this door was closed at night

A closeup view of the gate

A closeup view of the gate

The towers of Bab Al-Futuh are round and beautifully decorated; moreover they are dotted with arrow slits and openings for the pouring of boiling liquids on encroaching enemies

The towers of Bab Al-Futuh are round and beautifully decorated; moreover they are dotted with arrow slits and openings for the pouring of boiling liquids on encroaching enemies

This gate of Cairo mark the beginning of stone masonry in Cairo, and were built in the Fatimid era borrowing from Byzantine architecture

This gate of Cairo mark the beginning of stone masonry in Cairo, and were built in the Fatimid era borrowing from Byzantine architecture

In past times, the great caravan of pilgrims returned each year from Mecca, entering this gate and making their way to the Citadel

In past times, the great caravan of pilgrims returned each year from Mecca, entering this gate and making their way to the Citadel

This arch is above the entrance of the gate (seen from outside of the city walls)

This arch is above the entrance of the gate (seen from outside of the city walls)

This sign on one of the walls of the gate show the details of the construction of this gate

This sign on one of the walls of the gate show the details of the construction of this gate

The Bab el-Futuh, or Gate of Conquest consists of a huge vaulted opening carved from a massive block of stone and flanked by two rounded towers

The Bab el-Futuh, or Gate of Conquest consists of a huge vaulted opening carved from a massive block of stone and flanked by two rounded towers

City walls of Cairo extending from the Bab al-Futuh - in the past, whole city was enclosed by these walls

City walls of Cairo extending from the Bab al-Futuh - in the past, whole city was enclosed by these walls

School children gathering in front of the Bab al-Futuh

School children gathering in front of the Bab al-Futuh

These three friends were coming to the Bab al-Futuh after their school

These three friends were coming to the Bab al-Futuh after their school

Now, they have realised that my camera lens were staring at them

Now, they have realised that my camera lens were staring at them

Here, a minaret of the Mosque of Hakim can be seen above the city walls

Here, a minaret of the Mosque of Hakim can be seen above the city walls

Locals sitting in the shadow of the city's old walls

Locals sitting in the shadow of the city's old walls