De Lesseps walk in Port Said - file
CAIRO - 23 September 2022: Many cities around the world are recognized by their tourist attractions and famous sites like gardens or buildings.
Port Said city, which lies in northeast Egypt, has sights and landmarks overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, among of which is the De Lesseps Promenade (or Walk).
Located at the corner of the Mediterranean and Red Sea, the walk is one of the most prominent landmarks that characterize Port Said, as it overlooks one of the most important waterways in the world, which is the navigational course of the "Suez Canal."
The Statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps, Port Said, is located at the entrance to Suez Canal.
The promenade of De Lesseps is about 200 meters long and overlooks directly on the waterway of the Suez Canal.
It has two northern entrances with a pedestal of the statue on which the statue of "De Lesseps" was placed before it was removed from its base.
There are iron wires in the walkway from the side overlooking the tourist port and the Suez Canal, where visitors hang iron locks on it, believing that their romantic relationship will last forever. They write their names and the names of their beloved ones on the locks before hanging them in the iron wires.
Origin of the name "Delceps"
The Statue of De Lesseps was a memorial to the French engineer, "Ferdinand Delceps, who had the idea of the Suez Canal project.
The statue was erected at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal in Port Said on November 17, 1899, which was the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal for international navigation.
During the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, the people of Port Said took down the statue from its place and there is now only the base of the statue. The statue was recently moved to Ismailia Governorate.