Thursday, August 2, 2007

Up In The Air


Apologies for my absence but someone decided that the price of copper was high enough to make it worthwhile to dig up a couple of hundred metres of telephone cable, disabling about 500 phones in my area...twice. Welcome in Egypt.

Tents are used everywhere here. If someone dies, a tent is set up for the funeral gathering to listen to Quran. When you have a party, you can call over the tent men to screen off your garden. It's almost worth it just to watch them build the framework, which is lashed together by men standing/balancing on long ladders like stilt walkers.

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing feat to balance on a ladder like that.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Interesting to see this. Glad to have you back.