Archive for Egypt

Sunset at Sinai

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , , on June 17, 2010 by indicainq8

In Egypt, under Ptolemy II, a road was built linking Marsa Alam and Edfu and is still in use. Tourists wishing to travel on this route used to do that in convoys until the recent past, and probably still do.

Taxis needs to take prior permission from the relevant authorities before transporting tourists.

I travelled on this road from Marsa Alam to Luxor one warm evening last year.

These are some shots of the sunset viewed from the desert road running along the Sinai.

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Camel Rider at Giza

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , on June 4, 2010 by indicainq8

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SWF: Marsa Alam

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , on August 7, 2009 by indicainq8


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Last week, I was in Egypt again in the Red Sea resort town of Marsa Alam. The waters of the Red Sea was blue, and so were the skies. I have some pictures of the blue waters of the Nile and the Red Sea in a brief post here.

These are pictures that were shot while on a road journey from Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, to the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor. The swaying grass encouraged me to step out of an air-conditioned vehicle to take a few shots from the roadside in spite of the high summer temperatures and bright noon-time light when good photography is not possible.

SWF: Balloons over Thebes

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on April 9, 2009 by indicainq8


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I shot these pictures whilst on an early morning hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt.


And these traveling

Globes of thin air, red, green,


The heart like wishes or free

– Sylvia Plath


The thick shimmering white line seen in the photograph below is the great River Nile.


February 2009

Luxor, Egypt

Have a good SWF, a lovely weekend and to those who celebrate, a very Happy Easter.