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.

Monday, April 13, 2009

13th of April

Work safety - what is that?
(First picture from Luxor, second from Hurghada)

12th of April

Transporting sugarcane.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

11th of April

Apartment buildings in Alexandria, Egypt.

Friday, April 10, 2009

10th of April

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

9th of April

Views around Luxor temple and Emilio hotel in December 2005.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

8th of April

This is current view around Luxor temple and Emilio hotel.
Next I'll post photos that were taken 2005.

7th of April

6th of April

Delicious macarons

Sunday, April 5, 2009

5th of April

Laundry drying out on the balcony. The thing on the wall is an air condition machine.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

4th of April

Al Mashrabia, a local coffee shop in Luxor. It's the hottest daytime so the coffee shop is almost empty.

Friday, April 3, 2009

3rd of April

(1st of April) Sennefer coffee house is still standing but they have cleared the rooftop and now carrying furniture out. Houses in front of the coffee house have been already demolished earlier.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

2nd of April

There is a huge church being built in Luxor.

1st of April

On the corniche, Luxor