This week’s DP photo challenge is Grid.
Here is another photo taken in Egypt in Year 2000.
My beautiful picture
As someone who likes architecture and spatial distribution, I think this pictures illustrates very well the perspective of a series of columns and lintels in the ancient city of Luxor.
I also like the blend in the family of colors.
This week’s photo challenge is Grid.
Many of my photos taken in Egypt are lost.
Some of them remain but have only been scanned to a low resolution.
My beautiful picture
Here is a photo of the Trajan’s Kiosk on Philae Island on the Nile.
To me, it is like a three dimensional grid.
Hope one day, I will revisit this place again.
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Here are some walls in Egypt which I will always remember.
The original photos were taken with a SLR non digital camera as slides in year 2000.
The slide images are converted to digital images.
I must admit that I do not know a lot of background about the history / story behind the walls.
While many of the walls are of brown or ‘earth” colors, some of the interior walls do have stunning colors.
Please enjoy :-)
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My mind was filled with images of giant ancient columns, ancient Egyptian inscriptions, colossal statutes and mummies during my travels in Egypt over 13 years ago.
The night views at Luxor were fantastical too.
We gathered at this square overlooking the many giant columns in front of us.
Night has just set in and the lights for illuminating the columns were just switched on.
Nobody in the square seem like leaving, they were all taken in awe with the sight of columns in front.
I thought it was a good moment to take this photo.
I continued to stay on until the place was completely dark.
Giant columns have always interested me, here is another image showing light illuminated columns which have dwarfed those passing by.
These images were taken hand held with film cameras and were scanned a year ago.
Please enjoy :-)
Lately, I have been too carried away by my new series of posts on my wife’s 5400 Miles journey into the US.
To the point that I have almost forgot posting on the WPC’s Theme of Between.
Here are a couple of images taken at Luxor, Egypt.
I was stunned by the big stone columns I saw at Luxor.
Not only the columns but the big beams between the columns.
The underside of the beams are painted – that’s unbelievable!
PS The images have been scanned from my old photos of year 2000.
This must be one of the poorest villages I have ever visited.
We travel up and down the Nile in a felucca.
One of our stops was to see a Nubian Village. We landed and saw this village.
We walked along narrow alleys and watched how people lived.
Whereas many of the Nubian houses are painted in colors, the house we visited were just plain.
The homes were neat, large since several generations share a home. The homes sit on the desert, so the floors are sand, which is free and can be easily changed every few years. The homes are built of mud bricks and have high ceilings to keep them cool.
Coming from a relatively modern city, we were taken aback on what we saw.
We realized that the comforts of modern cities are not available everywhere and we should be grateful for what we have.
PS Picture scanned from an old negative taken in year 2000.
Have been longing to see the river Nile in Egypt.
The Nile has been the lifeline of civilization in Egypt since the Stone Age, with most of the population and all of the cities of Egypt resting along those parts of the Nile valley lying north of Aswan. Climate change at the end of the most recent ice age led to the formation of the Sahara desert, possibly as long ago as 3400 BC.
While visiting Luxor, every morning, after waking up I would go out to the hotel balcony to have a good look at the river.
The place is just surreal – with cruise vessels plying up and down the river.
The scene of the feluccas in the blue waters are just amazing.
They are like paintings – I was in a trance – made me feel like going several back thousands years !