About El Max
It is an area west ofAlexandria, where most people work in fishing. TheVillageofFishermenhas its own architectural pattern. Its houses were built on the two banks of an agricultural drain canal which makes its way through a hill. These houses have the shape of reversed pyramids; as they become narrower the more they go down the hill. Fishing boats lie by these houses, ready for going out into the sea and coming back with everyday living.
Meditating the nature of the place and its structure, we can discover the characteristics of the inhabitants and their closed community with its own history, culture, social structure and eventually its economic system which totally depends on the environment. For earning living is subject to the weather conditions and the gifts of the sea. Strangely, this torn area amid problems of being closed, pollution, low education, low sanitary awareness, poverty and its multiplying problems – still has what make it a charming spot; namely its nature and simplicity.