Monday, May 25, 2009

24th of May

From Luxor local market.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

22nd of May

The center of Place de la Concorde in Paris: another obelisk from Luxor temple.

Friday, May 22, 2009

21st of May

Beautiful people. Wedding fair, Helsinki Finland 2006.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

19th of May

Hatshepsut mortuary temple seen from the Theban hills.

18th of May

A young girl getting ready for her engagement party.

17th of May

Wedding fair, Helsinki Finland 2006.

16th of May

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

14th of May

Sailing on the Nile. A man and his waterbuffalo.

13th of May

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

10th of May

Happy Mothers' day!
Hyvää äitienpäivää!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

9th of May

Again another summer of weddings starting in Finland. Strawberry cake - must be the most common cake in weddings.

8th of May

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

6th of May

Cute street dogs napping during the hottest day, the unfinished obelisk area, Aswan.

5th of May

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

3rd of May

Like a painting. The sky was indeed blue this evening on the Luxor west bank but this photo is edited.

2nd of May

Temples look magnificent even without colors. Imagine how they looked like with all colors still there. These pictures are from the temple of Medinet Habu.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

30th of April

Oops, who put the door there?

This is Abu El-Haggag mosque in Luxor. It was built on top of Luxor temple when the temple was still half buried in the sand hence the door is so up. The mosque is said to be built in 13th century but perhaps the minaret is even older. The mosque has been through many renovations, also at the moment as you can see. The picture of the door is taken in 2005.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

29th of April

The first picture: old ferries, still in use.

The second picture: one of the new ferries, but they are not in use yet.

28th of April

You can see a lot of these lights made of clay in Luxor, they do not look very pretty at first sight but they do look lovely in the evening.

Monday, April 27, 2009

27th of April

This is from Luxor temple.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

26th of April

West bank Luxor.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

25th of April

On the Corniche, daytime.

Friday, April 24, 2009

24th of April

On the Cornich. Luxor temple on the left.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

23rd of April

Burning, burning. The air has been smoky for many days. I've no idea what's burning here on the west bank on 21st of April. Flames seem to be huge. Sugarcane fields???

22nd of April

There was a big fire near this church on 18th of April. Saw only one fire truck going there. The fire lasted a good while and smoke spread over the city and even Luxor temple.
(There are pictures missing between 15th and 21st but it's so busy here in Luxor I've had no time to look for pics or edit them.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

14th of April

Sunset Nile view and a local ferry going over the river.