Foto Friday – Karnak Temple

In 2008 we were lucky enough to get a chance to sail up the river Nile in a restored 1920’s Royal Steamer the SS Misr from Luxor to Aswan. We stopped at the monumental city of Thebes where you will find the world famous Karnak Temple Complex which comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II (ca. 1391–1351 BC).

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Foto Friday – Dadès Gorges (Morocco)

Dadès Gorges

The Gorges du Dadès is a gorge created by the Dadès River and lies between the Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas mountain ranges in Morocco. Driving up the many precipitous hairpins in our 4WD Jeep turned out to be one of life’s great unexpected but thrilling experiences!

This photograph that was taken while leaning out of the Jeep window just had to be taken as we neared the crest of the pass at the moment when the road below finally unveiled herself to us in all her twisty and switchback glory.

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Foto Friday – Felucca upon the Nile

Felucca upon the Nile

A lone Felucca drifts along the Nile at Aswan in the late afternoon. This photograph was taken while strolling around the gardens on Elephantine Island. The island has a long ancient history of habitation probably due to the fact that it is near the first Cataract of the Nile which provided a natural boundary between Egypt and Nubia.