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Colonial Port Said

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On the southern side of the city centre, the area around Ahmed Shawki and Al-Guesh streets, close to the Arsenal Basin, are good places to see some of Port Said’s dusty nineteenth-century European-style colonial houses, which although dilapidated remain wonderfully evocative. Sadly, with new constructions springing up constantly, these buildings may not be there much longer.

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