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!
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.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Grid.
Here is another photo taken in Egypt in Year 2000.
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.
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I must admit that I do not know a lot of background about the history / story behind the walls.
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.
Here are a couple of images taken at Luxor, Egypt.
I was stunned by the big stone columns I saw at Luxor.
The underside of the beams are painted – that’s unbelievable!
PS The images have been scanned from my old photos of year 2000.
We only see because objects are illuminated, either by the sun, the moon, the stars or other artificial sources. In this post, I am trying to limit myself to artificial sources for illumination as otherwise, I may just flood this post with pictures.
Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb has forever changed the world. Our activities do not necessarily have to stop after sunset. The views after dark in many places may also be very attractive.
This is a familiar sight you see every night in Hong Kong if you view from the Kowloon side, weather permitting. Many cities called themselves city of light; HK has the added benefit that it can look so charming in the night with the lights on from the tall buildings fronting the harbour together with the colored reflections in the sea.
So, let there be light. . . . . . . . . . . . and cast away the darkness.