An olive or wine press found along the Nile River near the Philae Temple.
A vendor sells flatbread and newspapers on the streets of Cairo.
I love walking the streets of a city early in the morning or in the late evening. That is when everyone is out either hurrying to or from work, shopping, visiting family, going about their daily business. This woman tries to keep warm in the early morning, before the sun has warmed the sidewalks, and hawks her bread and newspapers to passersby.
Egyptian bread, somewhat like a pita, is flat and easy to stack on pallets such as this to carry around the city. I’ve seen families buy [...]
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Look at that landscape! I love a desert.
Driving along the Egyptian roads can be a little challenging even as a passenger, but look at the views you get! I love a desert landscape and photographing the people who live there.
I just want to jump out of the van and go sit with the boy on the cart to find out where he is going and what his chore for the day is. Maybe I can even help him feed his donkey, because I love a donkey!
We went to Egypt in winter, so the temps were [...]
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In elementary school, you learn that the Nile River flooded every year during the time of the Pharaohs, and that is what kept them so rich. Nowadays, thanks to modern technology and a few dams, the Nile does not flood and recede as much because it is regulated.
What the Nile does is shown so perfectly in this shot. You can see the layers of civilization which follows the water. At the top of the photo, you see desert, then a few houses with no green, then a band of green, the banks of the river, and the river [...]
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I just love this shot of a late afternoon in Cairo, and the family is out for a walk in their local marketplace. They are wearing what all Egyptians wear nowadays, traditional garb, so to speak. Dad, the center of the family, wears a traditional styled caftan or jalabiya and a cap, while the older daughters and mother are wearing scarves or hijab, with long dresses that are quite modern. The little girl, however, is too young to have to cover her hair, and she looks like a child from anywhere in [...]
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Egypt is full of World Heritage sites and adventure. I love that this one, Abu Simbel, combines the two. Just getting to the site is quite the adventure. You can fly, which gets you there early in the morning, and you actually are finished and leaving before the other tourists get there, or you can take the “caravan.” This is what we did. We woke up at 4:00 in the morning to join all the large vanloads (maybe 50? of them) who careened and juggled for position throughout the early morning until we reached our destination. The [...]
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This Nubian girl seemed to be the only person around as we wandered through this village on the bank of the Nile across from Aswan. She was rather shy, but she also wanted her photo taken. I’m glad she did.
Egypt was one of those countries where many, many people did not want their photos taken. I believe some was based on religious belief, but I think the Egyptians on the tourist trail just get tired of people snapping thier picture all the time. Since I honor their wishes, Egypt is one country I’ve been to, especially [...]
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