Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When Is A Cloud Not A Cloud?

Riding back from Dahshur today with friends we found the sky full of black and silver rainclouds that, happily for us, did not end up soaking us thoroughly. Looking to the southeast, I noticed a thick black cloud roiling across the cities on the other side of the Nile. It was the cloud of pollution from the brick kilns and cement factories of Helwan and the pressure of the clouds above was keeping it low to the ground.

3 comments:

Explore said...

I used to live in Tora, closer to Maadi than Helwan but everytime I hung my clothes out to dry they'd be covered in black smog.

Ella Storage said...

Powerful image, I have never seen this kind of sky in the desert! It must feels like the end of the world, doesn't it?

Lolita End said...

The contrasting colors are astonishing I've never seen so deep gray. I bet it feels very dramatic to be experienced live.