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Poetic Photos Of Egypt's Forgotten Palaces

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Poetic Photos Of Egypt's Forgotten Palaces

Dust is a photographic tour of Egypt's forgotten architecture.

Shot by Russian-Swedish photographer Xenia Nikolskaya, the series highlights elegant mansions and homes that look right at home in Paris. These are leftover from the building boom that swept the nation between 1860 and 1940 under colonial rule.

These homes were vacated in the 1960s after a new regime enacted a disastrous rent-control policy. After the owners left, most of the lavish buildings fell into disrepair.

Nikolskaya spent five years hunting down and documenting these decaying relics with poetic portraits. The spaces are lonely and surreal, eerily echoing years of past history.

You can also follow Nikolskaya on Instagram. Expect all kinds of odd and fascinating shots from her day-to-day life in Egypt including a mummy selfies.

Via Plain

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