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becomes more pleasing. The fields are enlivened with numerous
trees and gardens and villas come in sight. To the left he the
site of the ruins of Heliopolis (the obelisk of which is not seen from
the railway), and the garden of Matariyeh with its sycamores, and
the large chateau of 'Abbasiyeh, while on the right we perceive
the beautiful avenue leading to Shubra (p. 330). The environs of
the city become more and more prominent, and about 50 mm.
after leaving Benha the train enters the station of (128 M.) Cairo.