Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The Logical Starting Point



Say "Cairo" or "Egypt" and the first thing people think of is the desert with a pyramid. So let's start with the stereotype. Why not? This is a random sarcophagus lying in the sand near the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. In the distance are the pyramids of Abu Sir, just down the street from my farm, and on the right you can see the sharp line marking the edge of the Nile Valley and the Sahara Desert.

14 comments:

Eric said...

A warm welcome to you and your blog, Maryanne.

At last a new city daily photo blog on the African continent. That is really good news ;)

Victoria said...

I like this perspective on the old cliche! I am really looking forward to seeing Egypt from a local perspective!

Z said...

Yay, you're here! Great, and welcome to the DP family! :-)

z in Villigen

Fay said...

Congratulations on the grand opening! I'm looking forward to seeing more of Egypt from your blog.

denton said...

Welcome to the daily photo family and greetings from Greenville South Carolina in the US. Your starting photo is perfect.

edwin s said...

Hello maryanne and good to have you in the DP family. Egypt has always fascinated me. I've never been but now I have your pictures to tide me over till then.

Dsole said...

Hi Maryanne!
It's so great there is a Cairo DP, so exciting! I'll look forward to see what's going on there... greetings from Madrid! :)

Mandi said...

Welcome to DP, neighbour. Great photo. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Cairo.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Thanks for the welcome everyone. Introducing people to Egypt is a passion for me, so a chance like this is simply too good to miss. I look forward to checking out all the other cities as well.

Sally said...

Welcome! Welcome! Greetings from Sydney. I went to see an exhibition in Canberra recently of Egyptian treasures from the Louvre. They were certainly more prettily presented than a random sarcophagus lying around! Great shot!

Oya said...

Welcome to the comunity Maryanne. You will love it here. Greetings from Istanbul.:)

Anonymous said...

A very powerful opening act! Beautiful photo. From Minneapolis DP-welcome to the ever-expanding family!

qwestcat said...

Welcome to DP family!

NancyN said...

I just found the DP -- this is a wonderful idea and Egypt is one of my favourite places. Great!