It's hard to imagine the knife edge of the desert and the green. It isn't a matter of foliage thinning or grasses becoming scanter. One step it's green and lush and in the next you are trudging through sand.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Remember those beautiful patterns cut into the camels' coats? They look so crisp that they must be done with some pretty good clippers. The clippers involved are in fact hand made iron scissors wielded by hand.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Apologies for not posting more but I broke my right hand two weeks ago and that has seriously slowed down my photography and typing. Casts hit a lot of extra keys.
We grow a lot of good rice in Egypt and the stems can be used for these beautiful thatched umbrellas and brooms.
photos by Feeney
Thursday, April 14, 2011
One of the loveliest aspects of house design is the dome and it is built with the aid of a long rod attached to a point in the center of the room which gradually measures the decreasing circle. There are no artificial supports in place.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We drove out near Kerdasa today to buy some heavy woven vine mats to roof my sitting area by the bird cage. On the way home we suddenly saw this view of the Great Pyramid and Catherine got the sot. The most amazing thing about it, other than its lovely composition, is the fact that the road is empty.
Monday, April 4, 2011
A little girl lights a candle to the Virgin Mary in the Moakalla, otherwise known as the Hanging Church because it was built in the 7th century suspended over the gate of a Roman fortress, likely on the site of an even older church. When you visit this famous Coptic church, there are windows through which you can look through the floor to see the walls of the fortress far below your feet.