This week’s photo is not “a beauty” by any means; it is not an inspirational picture in the normal sense of the word. It is not a must visit building or place not is it a beautiful sunset over the beach.
This week’s photo is ugly!
This week’s photo is of the burnt building of the “National Democratic Party” that used to rule Egypt until February 11th 2011. It is the Mubarak’s party that was neither National nor Democratic.
The building is in Tahrir Square in Cairo, and the picture is taken from the backyard of the National Museum of Egypt. So if any of you have visited the museum after the revolution you must have seen that building.
The building was burnt down during the early days of the revolution. Some people believe it was burnt down by the people as kind of rage towards the party; while others believe it was burnt down by members of the party, due to fear of finding out documents that would possible send them to jail.
I don’t care which scenario is true or makes more sense
To me, that building in its current state is a reminder that evil doesn’t last forever. You don’t treat your people well, you don’t cherish the delicate position you have taken over, you end up like that building.
There were some suggestions to demolish the building, or renovate it to be used as a governmental building, or a public library, or this or that…
But my suggestion?
Leave it the way it is, as ugly as it looks, it will make every ruler of Egypt, or maybe even any ruler in any country, think twice before deciding to ignore the people’s needs and sorrows and look after himself.