It was the most delightful of days, it was cool and quiet in this courtyard. We met a few visitors from South of here, Egyptians who is visiting Cairo from the South. They were the sweetest people, so unlike the Cairenes. We can still hear but softly the call to prayer coming from outside the walls. Inside these walls, one cannot tell that is is part of Cairo, it may be somewhere in Europe.
There was a funeral party outside the church walls, we saw the cortege leave and people crying as they got into their cars to follow.