A virtual postcard tour of Algiers

View of Algiers from a Balloon (GRI)

Algiers: A Street in the Casbah (GRI)  1888 Plan of Algiers, Algeria--Casbah region  Casbah: Rue Kléber (GRI)

Interior view, El-Kébir Mosque (GRI)

The Djemaa-Djedid Mosque Illuminated (GRI)    Algiers: Notre-Dame d'Afrique (GRI)

Algiers: The Medersa (GRI)    View of Algiers from the Breakwater (GRI)

Algiers: Post Office (GRI)

Step back into time to the Algiers of yore with a virtual postcard tour from the The Getty Research Institute in The Commons on Flickr. What’s so cool about these postcards is that they are featured in the Getty’s current exhibition, Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City, but anyone with an internet connection can take the tour on Flickr since it’s in The Commons, maps and all. You can even visit the University that Albert Camus attended!

The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. – Albert Camus

Photos from the Getty Research Institute