Having spent these past 3 months in Luxor, I was disappointed (and horrified) to witness the rapid changes currently taking place within the city under the guise of modern development. It is unfortunate that the governor of the city believes that in removing beautiful turn of the century mud-brick buildings, and replacing them with ugly pink and orange concrete high-rise blocks, he is helping to modernize and beautify the city. In reality his actions and distorted vision have only helped to speed up the destruction of Luxor's long and rich history, and are slowly creating a city that has become lined with grotesque architecture and is being overrun by unnecessary bazaars. And what a pity that these eye-sores are springing up next to some of the most important ancient monuments in the world. But what else can you expect from a retired army general?
One of the hundreds of houses being pulled down......
....to fully expose extremely unpleasant buildings such as this one.
Can anything be done to stop him before Luxor is fully transformed into an army resort?