Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient (1)

These ancient pyramids at Saqqara, Egypt, speak resilient of themselves.

Below is an introduction from Wikipedia:

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At Saqqara, the oldest complete stone building complex known in history was built: Djoser”s step pyramid, built during the Third Dynasty. Another 16 Egyptian kings built pyramids at Saqqara, which are now in various states of preservation or dilapidation. High officials added private funeral monuments to this necropolis during the entire pharaonic period. It remained an important complex for non-royal burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years, well into Ptolemaic and Roman times.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio ( Felucca)

This week’s photo challenge is Trio.

To drift down the Nile at Luxor was one of my biggest life dreams.

This photo was taken while drifting down the Nile on a feluuca.

There were three feluccas behind us when I turned my back around and took this photo.

What an amazing view!

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Here is a description of Felucca from Wikipedia:

A felucca  is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.

They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra(ordinary) at Egypt

These stone stautes are just extraordinary.

I am glad that while I have lost a lot of photos taken in Egypt, these photos have remained.

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This image was captured in Abu Simbel Egypt.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid (Luxor)

This week’s DP photo challenge is Grid.

Here is another photo taken in Egypt in Year 2000.

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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid ( Egypt)

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.

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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (Egypt)

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Here are some walls in Egypt which I will always remember.
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The original photos were taken with a SLR non digital camera as slides in year 2000.My beautiful picture

The slide images are converted to digital images.My beautiful picture

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.My beautiful picture

Please enjoy 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime ( Luxor, Egypt)

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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.My beautiful picture

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.My beautiful picture

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 🙂