Thursday, April 3, 2008

Definitely A Kodak Moment


A pair of tourists on camels pause briefly in front of ... what else? A Kodak shop. Egypt had the second Kodak store in the world, and the Kodak building is a downtown Cairo landmark. What would you expect from one of the most photogenic countries in the world? George Eastman fell in love with Egypt's light very early on and the photographers who have followed have been most thankful.

6 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Kodak Moment and a Kodak billboard to go with the picture, Nice shot.

Dina said...

Yo, is anyone holding the leadropes?! Do tourist camels ever just take off and run? Is that one camel hobbled? (Can you hear the worried Jewish Mother speaking here? LOL )
Great pic; a lot to look at.

Paz said...

A Kodak moment, indeed. Cool photo and scene.

Paz

Anonymous said...

bad photo , i think u hate egypyt,i visited egypt befor ,there is many of kodak places and was very nice, if u really visit egypt and saw it ,u cant talk like that about it, note; camls not walk n streets

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

First, I've probably lived in Egypt longer than you have and second, you've missed the entire point of the photo. It was taken in Nazlit Semman at the Kodak store in front of the Sphinx, a favorite place for tourists to try out camels. Of course, it's a Kodak moment. They'd get a more scenic shot out at the panoramic point, but they aren't there, are they?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

First, I've probably lived in Egypt longer than you have and second, you've missed the entire point of the photo. It was taken in Nazlit Semman at the Kodak store in front of the Sphinx, a favorite place for tourists to try out camels. Of course, it's a Kodak moment. They'd get a more scenic shot out at the panoramic point, but they aren't there, are they?