Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Essentials


A large section of Khan el Khalili is set aside for the herbalists and the oil merchants. They sell the essential oils of flowers grown here and oil distillations of herbal remedies. An oil mixture to encourage the growth of hair includes such oils as those from the seeds of basil, arugula and a number of other plants. I can't say if it worked, but it smelled interesting.

3 comments:

ps said...

I really liked the composition of this photo--and I liked it even more after I read the nice description!

Charrie said...

one of my favourite things in Cairo.. I was hoping you would mention them...lovely photo

Bergson said...

I like the angle you took this photo from.