Travel Theme – Sunset

Watching the sun slip quietly behind the trees in this beach resort we have escaped to for R’s birthday (and our anniversary), it seems like an anticlimax to not have the sea reflect the explosion of copper and gold that is so typical of a spectacular west coast sunset. I realise now, how much I…

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7 Super Shots!

James of Plus Ultra nominated me for the Hostel Bookers 7 Super Shots, more than two months ago, and I know now what he meant by “choosing your best photos is like choosing your favourite children“! It was hard selecting 7 images from the hundreds in my archives, but fun as well, trying to remember exactly…

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Reflections

My intention had been to capture the reflection of this Egret in the clear waters of the Nile during our felucca ride in Aswan. But the reflection of the flora of the river bank was an unexpected bonus! This is in response to Ailsa’s invite to her ‘unofficial’ weekly photo challenge. You can browse the…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Through II

This weeks challenge brought to mind the crossing of our Nile cruise ship through the Esna Lock, between Aswan & Luxor Just 30 minutes from Luxor all cruise ships have to pass through this lock sometimes causing a traffic jam that can last for hours! We were lucky and passed through without incident! At this point the levels of…

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Sunsets On The Nile

Past emerald plains and furrowed mountains old,  Whose violet gorges snare the wandering eye, The pillared palms day’s dying embers hold, Like shafts of bronze against the crimson sky, And every cloud mirrors its rosy fold In tremulous waves which blush and wander by We float, and feel the magic penetrate, Till all our soul…

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Nubian Landscapes

Browsing through my albums for the weekly photo challenge, these images distracted me from the big two of China that I have yet to chronicle! So I return to Egypt with this montage from Aswan, where Arabia merges into Africa. Home to the Nubians (from the land of ‘Nob’ or ‘Gold’) whose powerful kingdom once…

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