In october 2011 I travelled to Egypt. A few months before, the revolution that followed the popular uprising from the 25th of January ended with 30 years of Hosni Mubarak's one-party rule at the cost of around 850 human lives.

During the time I spent in the country, sectarian violence increased on a daily basis while power remained in the hands of the military junta and popular aspirations for a true democracy were being frustrated as the elections neared. The uncertain political situation caused a dramatic drop in tourism and economic activity.

Despite the tense situation, I felt drawn to the serenity of a land that seemed to be patiently watching history unfold. Calm like a rock or a tree, quietly waiting for the future.