Monday, March 30, 2009

303. Far from home

It was a surprise to see a familiar bottlebrush in the unfamiliar surroundings of Sharm El Sheik. The plants were probably chosen for their ability to tolerate the hot, dry conditions of the Sinai region.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

302. Petra

The city of Petra in Jordan is carved out of the cliff face. It's well worth a visit, despite its remote location.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

301. Red Sea

Sharm El Sheik is a resort area at the point of the Sinai Peninsula jutting into the Red Sea.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

297. Looking at strangers

A little boy in Luxor smiles shyly as he looks at the strange figures we no doubt present with our fair skins and different clothes.

Monday, March 23, 2009

296. Hieroglyphics

It's amazing to see these traces of paint after so many millennia.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

294. Many words, many languages

The outer walls of the Alexandria Library are decorated with many different scripts. It's an amazing building.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

292. Early morning traffic - Cairo

This photo was taken in the early morning while the streets were quiet but, even during the busiest part of the day, Cairo's traffic included horse-drawn vehicles, donkey carts and cyclists, as well as a vast array of motorised traffic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

291. Rooftop farmyard

The view from our hotel room at the Cairo Conrad - a woman tends her goats on a nearby rooftop. Her menagerie also included geese and chickens.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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