life through the lens
Back in 1989 I ventured over to Egypt from Israel, after a spell on a kibbutz.
Apologies for the poor quality of these photos - I blame my 110 camera...Friends' photos have helped rescue this page from mediocrity. Thanks to Jo and Steve for some great ones.
1 Egyptian Pound, with Abu Simbel on the front
The Pyramid of Khafre in the foreground, with the Great Pyramid of Khufu to the left and Mycerinus to the right, Giza
The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza
The Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza
The Pyramid of Khafre towers over the Sphinx - Giza
Pyramid of Khafre and a distant Mycerinus, Giza
The river Nile flows through Cairo and eventually reaches the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria
View of Islamic Cairo from The Citadel, dominated by the Sultan Hassan and Ar-Rifai mosques
Mohammad Ali mosque, Islamic Cairo
Al-Azhar mosque & university, Islamic Cairo
Ramses Square, next to the train station, Cairo
The river Nile at Aswan
The Temple of Hathor (Queen Nefertari's Temple) at Abu Simbel
In the same complex, the hugely impressive Great Temple of Abu Simbel, featuring the ubiquitous Ramses II. Abu Simbel
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel
The entrance to Luxor Temple, Luxor
Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor
Taking a horse drawn carriage from Luxor to Karnak
Ram-headed sphinxes line the entrance to Karnak Temple, Karnak
The Great Court of Karnak Temple, Karnak
Taking a felucca on the Nile from Luxor to Banana Island
Sunset on the Nile, Luxor
Taking an uncomfortable donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. Tutankhamun's tomb is located here
Queen Hatsheput's Funerary Temple, (aka Deir al-Bahri) - Luxor west bank
Website and content Copyright © 2008-2011 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.
www.egypt.travel - the Egypt tourist office
I am not responsible for the content of external websites.