Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Trees


I was driving in Maadi when I came to a screeching halt in front of this florist shop with a display of real Christmas trees. Most green Christmas trees here are cypress trees as pines don't grow in the Middle East much. I asked the shopkeeper the prices and was told that a 2 metre tree would cost about LE 1500 (around $300) while a smaller 1.5 metre tree would cost LE 750 or about $150. But they don't smell real.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

Oh, my and I thought our tree was expensive.

Star said...

Mercy me, the prices! And I thought they were too expensive here, where they are common. Have too little space for a real tree, but if the costs were less prohibitive, I'd probably make more of an effort to create some. Fun pic, though, thanks!

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Wow for that kind of price I'd rather have a smaller one that was alive and potted. Kind of a waste!

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Nice tree and a good capture of photo. Happy Christmas and hope to see more.

- Rathod Wilson

rio said...

Oh my goodness, i wondered when i saw that photo. here we have an affinity for tumble weeds as well, have you seen them?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

No tumbleweeds in Egypt.