Wednesday, August 6, 2008

La Grande Poste

This beautiful piece of Arabesque architecture surprisingly is La Grande Poste in central Algiers and was built in 1910.

The steps you can see leading down in the photograph below lead to the metro station although Algiers is still awaiting completion of that project.


Anonymous said...

Mashallah, you really are making me homesick!!!
Yeah, the tube...I can't wait. I see myself getting everywhere without depending so much on others for translation. More straightforward inshallah. Take care, Ines.

UmmAbdurRahman said...

haven't they been trying to build that since the 80's???

I loved the area around le grand poste. the shopping was lovely. I might be planning a little trip to algeria again in march or april if I can convince my husband inshaAllah.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

you are making me miss Algeria now too ukti :( I must say i do like the shopping in uptown algers but window shopping often.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Homesick Ines?! LOL

UmmA: Yes the project has been going for a while but I believe they are working on it again so maybe it will get finished soon... much like the airport that came to a standstill for a long time but is now finished and operational.

Rainbow: When will you be back? Before, during or after Ramadan?