Sunday, May 29, 2011

Liftoff in Ten Minutes


This looks like a UFO parked on a roof but it is actually the cover for an air vet in an old house in the old section of Cairo. The cover helps keep rain from coming in on the off chance it may rain, but lets the hot air escape. This is probably about 100 years old and was constructed of wood covered with stucco.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

I would not trust that spacecraft to get off the ground on its own.

Hilda said...

Fascinating. Our architecture should incorporate this element.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fantastic Maryanne, things were really built to last, 100 years is not too shabby!!

Rommel Peter Fernandes said...

Amazing really. The Egyptian ancestors were wise people.
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Shammickite said...

Perhaps a little repair is in order if they want it to last another 100 years.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !