Egypt, ancient Misr – “palaios lithos” and beyond (part II)
Egyptian rule gave way first to the Persians, and then, under the conquest of Alexander the Great, to the Greeks, then the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, and then the Europeans.
- Temple of Philae, and the facade of egyptian gods and kings
Stones are impartial to the conquerers who shape them.
Greecian and Roman influences - Pink Granite Spinx and Pompey's Pillar
Roman tomb in Alexandria - a city named after Alexander the Great
One of the many mosques. I forget the name.
Tourism has little time for the unremarkable and commonplace. We didn’t spend much time with the locals, but we did manage to ride feluccas on the Nile (slow and pleasant, but not much wind) and we also visited a bazaar.
The streets in Cairo - bright on a sunny day with clear sky
A daily bazaar in Cairo
Mostafa and his horse, Rambo
A felucca boat on the most placid portion of the Nile
The Egyptian 'captain' of our felucca boat
Words fail me.