Monday, March 12, 2012

A Suitably Heroic Pose

There was a horrible duststorm blowing across the Nile from the west and traffic was pretty much at a standstill. The erection of huge concrete block walls on some of the main downtown streets has really put a nail into Cairo traffic's coffin. A group of young men were laughing and horsing around as we were stopped in traffic and one got up on the railing by the river for the appropriate male Egyptian portrait in a mobile phone.

2 comments:

Jack said...

Just look at the size of the sun! A pretty amazing image.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The joys of dust storms! In fact, you couldn't see the sun at all and that was just a bright spot in the haze to let you know where it was.