Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wooden Bridge


The farmers here make pretty much everything they need themselves. In this case it was a bridge to get to the other side of the canal. Sometimes they are made from palm logs, sometimes concrete, sometimes from random scraps of wood.

20 comments:

IQ Transport said...

Beautiful shot...

kay said...

I want to visit egypt so bad. Lucky you.

If I was to visit do you think it best that visit with a man for protection?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Not so necessary to have a "man for protection" but Egypt is one of those places that I usually advise people to visit with either a friend who lives here or with a good tour the first time. It's pretty chaotic and most people may only speak a little English. I've been here for over 20 years and currently live with only a crazy menagerie for protection. Egypt is a very safe place.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Greetings from Australia.
Lovely reflections - looks very inviting.
Melbourne Daily Photo

DeMo said...

You have a very nice blog!
keep up the good work!

adline @ moonlight said...

Dear Maryanne, found your blog through Blogger's "blogs of note". Congrats on that by the way! Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed looking at your photos and thanks so much for sharing these wonderful glimpses at Egyptian life ;)

brattcat said...

What a wonderful shot. Two of the children seem quite aware of you and your camera.

mindder said...

thanks....

Dreamfarm Girl said...

I feel so lucky to have found your blog and to be able to see your world of Egypt through your lens. beautiful shot. the water is such a pretty green!

Amin said...

Now I live in city after looking at this picture I wanted to go to village

In Real Life said...

That is a beautiful picture. It is amazing to think of what people are able to do for themselves - I think in western society we have learned helplessness. We need an "expert" to come in and do everything for us.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Kids here love having their picture taken and with a digital camera you can show them too. They get a real kick out of it.

Barrie Lindahl said...

I've been around the world but never to Egypt, its on my bucket list. Check my blog out I think you might enjoy...
www.thebarrielindahlfanclub.blogspot.com

picture-lover said...

When u need something, u'll do everyting to get it. That's how the picture talked to me. Great picture.

Crazy People I've Worked With said...

Wonderful pictures!

CambridgeLady said...

Nice shot :o) It's wonderful to travel the world virtually through people's blogs and photos - even better to do it for real ...... Thank you for this great blog.

Isabella said...

This photo is wonderful. I'm going to follow your blog. I love exploring other cultures and wish I could do in person. Thanks so much for sharing.

alex said...

Good afternoon from Athens . Just yesterday I "visit" your blog and I found it very beautyful .
Untile then , it is in my list !
Please sorry me , but my english is not very good .
Alex

r l n ! said...

Your picture reminds me of my folks at Naselesele Village, where the Fijians there are also very ingenuous at making make-shift this or that.

Has the Western culture got a grip in the rural areas, or is the slower pace and traditional culture still pretty evident?

seo services said...

is that a strong bridge. its scary thou. i think it cant handle a lot of person crossing it.