Visiting Egypt’s second city in 2010, Marsico saw the tram system as a representation of the city as a whole; living in a state of a constant but elegant decay.Most of all, it was a window into the communal nature of Alexandrians. This is a city that lives on the streets – everyone seems to know each other, even when they’ve just met. Unlike the States, it’s perfectly acceptable for an old man to sit next to you and rest his hand on your leg as a father would, and talk to you. There’s one frame in here that I particularly like, it’s of an old man speaking to a younger guy. It looks like a great story and the younger guy seems to be enjoying it greatly.
Trams in Egypt were first introduced in Alexandria, followed by Cairo and other cities in the Nile Delta, at the end of the 19th century. Alexandria’s tram system, the oldest still running in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, runs the length of the city and is often over-crowded during daylight hours.
Blue Tram is a composite of 28 photographs of passengers on the public tram in Alexandria, Egypt, 2010.
The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio represents a unique experience, perhaps the first of its kind. Each musician (15 musicians from 11 countries and 3 continents, speaking in 8 different languages) brought to the orchestra their instruments and personal backgrounds of traditional music creating a fusion of cultures, old and new sounds, unknown instruments, memories, distant yet universal melodies, and voices from around the world.￼