Cairo’s roof gardens

Cairo’s roof gardens

Photo by Aaron T. Rose

Photo by Aaron T. Rose

Concave flowers bloom on the top of buildings all over Cairo. Catching rays of data, they fill the homes beneath the concrete where they bloom with sound and images that inform and entertain at best, incite and confuse at other times.

While the towers of glittering lights that represent glitzy hotels often draw the attention first when looking at the capital’s skyline, the gardens of dishes that populate the roofs of every building have become nearly as iconic as the pyramids.

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