Monday, May 28, 2007

Balancing Act

Driving to a meeting in Garden City, I needed to cross the Kasr el Nil bridge. It was built during the time of the British here and is guarded by two enormous bronze lions on each end. On the Zamalek side of the bridge, traffic circles a tall pedestal upon which is one of the many tarboush-topped early twentieth century Egyptian nationalists...sorry to admit that I have no idea who. The powers-that-be have decided that the lions and the pedestal-topping gentleman need a touch up so workmen were assembling a scaffolding around the statue. If you look closely, you will see that they are simply straddling the already built scaffolding and passing panels up. Let's hear it for workplace safety!


vagabondblogger said...

There are new apartments being built and some being topped off here in Maadi and I always have to be careful to avoid those areas when I'm walking. The workers aren't the only ones putting their lives at risk.

Anonymous said...

Nice shot. I like your picture and the explanation was great to read and interesting.

I have good news:

The three baby robins are on their way to Meet the World. I miss them already. It was quite an emotional experience for me.
Brookville Daily Photo

Olive said...

Great shot!
It's so crazy that you went to Waterloo! And now you're worlds away... so strange.

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