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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Notes from a Strange Land: El Wililiy & the Great Pyramid


Cairo is a strange and interesting place, where many of the rules by which we live in the States are mere suggestions - among other things, lines on the road and any other traffic etiquette seem to have been lost completely, buried in the sands like so many of their treasures. The city sprawls on for miles and miles, with derelict suburbs meeting each other in a chaos of unplanned development. When they determined, in the late 1970's, that the city was "not developing well", they simply started building new cities further out. Here above is a view from the roof terrace of my driver's house in a village in Giza, just outside Cairo. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is illuminated by the sound and light show and seen above the satellite and goat covered roofs of the village. More observations and images to come...