20090323 055850  Looking back over the Nile. : Egypt  20090311 102528  Egypt : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Egyptian Flag  20090309 075702  We landed in Cairo, stayed in a hotel overnight, and then took a train to Alexandria. This is the train station. : Cairo Egypt Egypt  20090309 080053  The station, again. : Cairo Egypt Egypt 
20090309 080246  Waiting for the train, we relax over some coffee or tea. : Cairo Egypt Egypt  20090309 085049  ... and now we are on the train. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Train Car  20090309 122335  We had lunch here - in Alexandria. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 132733  After lunch, we bought sweets from the man in the center. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Lynne Malley Steve Malley 
20090309 132728  St. Mark's Coptic Church.  What is Coptic?  The Greeks referred to Egypt as Ecoptos.  Hence, the natives were Coptics. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 133138  Interior of the church.  There are 17 million Coptics in Egypt.  Prayer services first took place in 62AD.  This church has been rebuilt many times. : Alexandria Egypt Church Egypt  20090309 133312  St. Mark's Coptic Church. : Alexandria Egypt Church Egypt  20090309 133945  Alexandria store front. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090309 140925  Entrance gate to our hotel grounds. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 142037  El Salamlek Palace Hotel. The bar. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Hotel Bar  20090309 142103  El Salamlek Palace Hotel. The restaurant. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 142357  El Salamlek Palace Hotel. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090309 162351  Another view from our room.  The Mediterranean Sea. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 163542  Bridge to private island. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 164250  Ocean waves crashing into the breakwater. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090309 164405 : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 074615  Hotel has WiFi! : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Hotel Lobby  20090310 075059  The lobby. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Hotel Lobby  20090310 082329 : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 095025  Alexandria's Roman Amphitheatre. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 095928  This piller was recovered from Alexandria's harbor. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 101118  Ruins of Roman baths. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 102538  Tourists acting like, well, tourists. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 102817  Two friends sharing a moment. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 103214  Six friends texting each other. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 120626  Busy Alexandria streets. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 121131  St. Catherine's Cathedral. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 121239  St. Catherine. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 121346 : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 121755 : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 121914  Final resting place of Victor Emanuel, the last king of Italy.  He left Italy for Egypt in 1943 and never returned.  He died in exile. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 122451  Local street car in Alexandria. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 123539  Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 123706  Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue  20090310 123951  Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue  20090310 124414  Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue - this man is the president of the Synagogue.  There are no longer enough Jewish men to form a minyan, so, on holidays such as Yom Kippur a group of men from Israel will come to this Synagogue for prayer services. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue 
20090310 125341  The Synagogue is well guarded by Egyptian police.  THe president of the Synagogue was telling me that when there are "issues" between Egypt and Israel, some of the Alexandria population will try to vandalize the Synagogue to show their displeasure.  However, this gentleman has told me that he has never felt any danger. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 130034 : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue  20090310 125253  This building is on the property of the Synagogue.  It is rented out as a Muslim Girl's School.  Note the Hebrew and Arabic writing on the building. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue  20090310 130600  Former Rabbis of the high court. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue 
20090310 131733  The omnipresent Hosni Mubarak. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 132747  Apartment buildings along the corniche - the Alexandria waterfront. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 133345  mosaic fence with fountain. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 134020  Along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 152737  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 153644  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 153756  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 154844  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 154942  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 155258  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 160018  OK, I will remember them for any Great Projects that I might have. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 160115  Scenes along the corniche. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090310 160852  Getting a suntan. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 163204  Meeting the locals. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 165205  Finally, back at the hotel. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 091333  Now, a visit to the Alexandria National Museum. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 092645  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 093046  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 093438  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 094222  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 094621  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 094758  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 095027  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 095219  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 095259  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 095418  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 101029  Alexandria National Museum : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 102557  Steve and Lynne : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Lynne Malley Steve Malley 
20090311 104304  Floral Clock : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 105727  School groups waiting to tour the Library of Alexandria. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 105733  School groups waiting to tour the Library of Alexandria. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 111525  School groups waiting to tour the Library of Alexandria. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 112438  National Library of Alexandria.  This shows the five floors which contain a total of 4000 workstations! : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Library  20090311 112450  The top floor has displays of early printing presses. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Library  20090311 113752  This computer will make a book in 20 minutes - fully bound. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Library  20090311 115710  Students studying : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Library 
20090311 115739  Some of the books. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 124030  Exerior of the library. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 124218  Exterior of library. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 124429  Exterior of library. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 124948  Alexander the Great. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 142345  Visit to a Mosque : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 141259  Visit to a Mosque : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 141547  Visit to a Mosque : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 124530  Fort Qaitbey - built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 143851  Fort Qaitbey - built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 143345  Fort Qaitbey up close. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 143553  Sharing a secret. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 143557  fishing : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 144043  Gossiping : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 150011  Lets see, it's OK to name a boat "Mohamed" but not a Teddy Bear.  OK, got it! : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 152648  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090311 153346  Alexandria harbor. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 153421  Alexandria harbor. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090311 185752  King Farouk and wife (Well, one of them). : Alexandria Egypt Egypt King Farook  20090312 071648  Royal Palace. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090312 101309  Leaving Alexandria on our way to Cairo.  Here we are stopping at a small town (Wadi An-Natrun) to visit a Coptic Monastery. : Egypt  20090312 102305  Wadi An-Natrun : Egypt  20090312 104346  Entering St. Bishoy Monastery. : Egypt  20090312 104437  The garden. : Egypt 
20090312 104756  The tower. : Egypt  20090312 105741  One of the oldest areas in the moastery. : Egypt  20090312 105819 : Egypt  20090312 105822  Coptic monk : Egypt. People 
20090312 110401  Showing the wine of the sacrement. : Egypt People  20090312 110807  The mill house. : Egypt  20090312 111154  Talking to god? : Egypt  20090312 111217 : Egypt 
20090312 114251  Shoes are removed because of all the dust that would be tracked in. : Egypt  20090312 114856  These wall paintings date to the 2nd half of the 12th century. : Egypt  20090312 120829  interior : Egypt  20090312 120908  The newest part of the monastery. : Egypt 
20090312 133305  The trip to Cairo continues. : Egypt  20090313 092210  Entrance to limestone wall around step pyramid of Djoser : Egypt Saqqara Egypt  20090313 093254  On grounds of Step Pyramid of Djoser : Egypt  20090313 093355  On grounds of Step Pyramid of Djoser : Egypt 
20090313 100041  Step Pyramid of Djoser  27th Century BC : Egypt Sakara  20090313 103553  Rug factory and store. : Egypt  20090313 104131 : Egypt  20090313 104154 : Egypt 
20090313 104637  Saqqara Egypt  Carpet Factory : Egypt Saqqara Egypt<br>Carpet Factory  20090313 120016  Roast Chicken & bread for lunch - Yum : Egypt  20090313 120055  Outdoor ovens : Egypt  20090313 120240  Glenda tries her hand at getting the bread dough into the oven : Egypt 
20090313 133149  Ron in Apple shirt at Great Pyramid of Khufu  26th Century BC : Egypt Ron Kline  20090313 133442  Entrance to the Great Pyramid : Egypt  20090313 133729  Close-up of the Great Pyramid : Egypt  20090313 134434  Over 2 million blocks of stone weighing an average of 2.5 tons each : Egypt 
20090313 141440  Please fellas, I didn't mean anything when I said. "Camels are ugly!" : Egypt  20090313 141050  Solar Boat Museum at base of Great Pyramid : Egypt  20090313 144214  Space where boat was buried with stone that covered the area : Egypt  20090313 145322  Reconstructed Boat : Egypt 
20090313 145221  Reconstructed Boat : Egypt  20090313 144722  Reconstructed Boat : Egypt  20090313 144959  Showing how boards are joined with rope.  When the rope gets wet, it shrinks - pulling the boards together.  When the boards get wet, they expand. : Egypt  20090313 152140  The Giza Plateau with pyramids : Egypt 
20090313 153642  The Giza Plateau with Sphinx : Egypt  20090313 155128  Side view of sphinx : Egypt  20090313 174032  Sunset behind the pyramids : Egypt  20090313 181543  Preparing for Sound & Light Show : Egypt 
20090313 182509 : Egypt  20090313 183932  Sound & Light Show : Egypt Giza pyramids sphinx  20090314 055204  View from Hilton hotel in Giza : Egypt  20090314 075733 : Egypt 
20090314 080417  Salahadin Citadel in Cairo - Alabaster Mosque : Egypt  20090314 081457  Salahadin Citadel in Cairo - Alabaster Mosque, grill work : Egypt  20090314 083024  Salahadin Citadel in Cairo - Alabaster Mosque : Egypt  20090314 083725  Salahadin Citadel in Cairo - Alabaster Mosque : Egypt 
20090314 084404  View of Cairo & Pyramids from Salahadin Citadel : Egypt  20090314 085815  Salahadin Citadel in Cairo : Egypt Salahadin Citadel in Cairo  20090314 092021  Obama Supporter in Old Cairo : Egypt  20090314 092153  Center of Old Cairo with Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues : Egypt 
20090314 094934 : Egypt  20090314 095052  Building on Ben Ezra Synagogue grounds : Egypt  20090314 103043  School children eager to talk with Americans : Egypt  20090314 103416  Signs outside the Hanging Church, so called because it was built on top of the water Gate of the old Roman fortress of Babylon. Signs show the Prophet Mohammed's birthday and Mother's Day : Egypt 
20090314 104459  Inside the Hanging Church which is still used for services : Egypt  20090314 103627  Courtyard to the Hanging Church : Egypt  20090314 103705  Entrance to the Hanging Church : Egypt  20090314 104054  Old mural in Hanging Church believed from 4th Century : Egypt 
20090314 114008  Khan al-Khalili  market area : Egypt  20090314 114359  Khan al-Khalili  market area : Egypt  20090314 114544  Khan al-Khalili  market area : Egypt  20090314 122833  Khan al-Khalili  market area : Egypt 
20090314 123811  Khan al-Khalili  market area - School girls interviewing Roger & Mary : Egypt  20090314 204757  Home visit. : Egypt  20090315 172605  Cairo - Unknown Soldier Monument : Egypt  20090315 172814  Viewing Stand where Sadat was assassinated : Egypt 
20090315 173033  Flowers in park near Unknown Soldier Monument : Egypt  20090316 075148  Next on our itinerary was a trip to Aswan.  The city is famous because of the Aswan Dam build by the Russians in the 1950s. : Egypt  20090316 075201  Elephantine Island near Aswan. : Egypt  20090316 075248  Aswan - our hotel. : Egypt 
20090316 093209  Well, Wlecome to you, too. : Egypt  20090316 093709  Part of the Aswan High Dam. : Egypt  20090316 093746  Local flowers. : Egypt  20090316 094832  Lake Nasser.  The dam created Lake Nasser - 310 miles long! : Egypt 
20090316 095110 : Egypt  20090316 095649  Monument built by the Russians to commemorate Russian - Egyptian friendship. : Egypt  20090316 102802  Hoda, our guide. : Egypt  20090316 104142  Temple of Philae.  This monument was relocated after the construction of the Aswan Dam.  It took 8 years. : Egypt 
20090316 104454  Temple of Philae. : Egypt  20090316 104555  Temple of Philae. : Egypt  20090316 110123  Temple of Philae. : Egypt  20090316 111445  Temple of Philae.  Inside the temple there is an alter with a cross - showing that early Coplic Christians also used it. : Egypt 
20090316 114138  Temple of Hathor.  This is "Bes" the god of singing. : Egypt  20090316 114324  Kiosk of Trajan. : Egypt  20090316 114444  Kiosk of Trajan. : Egypt  20090316 115317  Kiosk of Trajan. : Egypt 
20090316 120306 : Egypt  20090316 121834  Temple of Philae. : Egypt  20090316 122521  Leaving Philae.  Looks like we are all on the same team. : Egypt  20090316 125140  This lady is showing us how to make papyrus. : Egypt 
20090316 133543  Views of the Nile. : Egypt  20090316 141952  Views of the Nile.  Still in Aswan. : Egypt  20090316 142217  Lunch at a Nubian restaurant. : Egypt  20090317 080656  Hewn out of a solid cliff in the 13th century BC,  the great temple of Abu Simbel.  This was built to honor Ramses II.  The temple was relocated in the 1960s - 213 feet above the original position. : Egypt 
20090317 081140  Abu Simbel. : Egypt  20090317 084738  Abu Simbel. : Egypt  20090317 091138  Abu Simbel. : Egypt  20090317 090134  Abu Simbel. : Egypt 
20090317 085938  Abu Simbel - Temple of Hathor. : Egypt  20090317 090151  Abu Simbel - Temple of Hathor. : Egypt  20090317 122035  Aswan river scene. : Egypt  20090317 122940  Rushes on the Nile. : Egypt 
20090317 122059  Felucca : Egypt  20090317 123625  Nile scene. : Egypt  20090317 122520  Felucca : Egypt  20090317 124943  Picnic on Basma Island. : Egypt 
20090317 124930  Our picnic meal : Egypt  20090317 132133  View from Basma Island. : Egypt  20090317 133917  Merchandise on felucca. : Egypt  20090317 134533  The great explorer ("You mean people have been on the Nile before??) : Egypt 
20090317 134935  Heron : Egypt  20090317 135334  Aswan with far too many river boats. : Egypt  20090317 135626 : Egypt  20090317 181553  Aswan market scenes : Egypt 
20090317 181803  Aswan market scenes : Egypt  20090317 183109  Aswan market scenes : Egypt  20090317 185023  Aswan market scenes : Egypt  20090317 185529  Aswan market scenes : Egypt 
20090318 075718  Scenes in and around Basma Hotel in Aswan. : Egypt  20090318 075854  Scenes in and around Basma Hotel in Aswan. : Egypt  20090318 080326  Aswan hotel.Scenes in and around Basma Hotel in Aswan. : Egypt  20090318 080508  Scenes in and around Basma Hotel in Aswan. : Egypt 
20090318 080812  Scenes in and around Basma Hotel in Aswan. : Egypt  20090318 091843  Nubian Museum scenes. : Egypt  20090318 094259  Nubian Museum scenes. : Egypt  20090318 094604  Nubian Museum scenes. : Egypt 
20090318 095235  Nubian Museum scenes. : Egypt  20090318 103801  Nubian Museum scenes. : Egypt  20090318 104410  These  young ladies are waiting to take a tour of the museum. : Egypt  20090318 111959  Marketplace : Egypt 
20090318 112205  Marketplace : Egypt  20090318 112554  Marketplace : Egypt Lynne Malley Steve Malley  20090318 121920 : Egypt Glenda Kline  20090318 151939  Going to the botanical gardens on a Felucca. : Boat Egypt Faluka 
20090318 152005  Going to the botanical gardens on a felucca. : Egypt  20090318 154541 : Egypt  20090318 155216  At the gardens.  The kids would throw a ball on top of the trellis.  Then they would ask passers-by to help them get it.  They were doing this as a ruse to interact with the foreigners.  It was fun. : Egypt  20090318 155530  Here we are - interacting. : Egypt 
20090318 155702  Yet another Felucca with OAT travelers. : Boat Egypt Faluka  20090318 155950 : Egypt  20090318 160822  Trinkets : Egypt  20090318 160941  People : Egypt 
20090318 162452  Nile scene. : boats Egypt  20090318 164835 : Boat Egypt Faluka  20090318 170158  Leaving the gardens. : Egypt  20090318 170927 : Boat Egypt Faluka 
20090319 081310 : Egypt  20090319 082733  Wait!  I'm not ready! : Egypt  20090319 083002  On a camel ride to the monastery of St. Simeon. : Egypt  20090319 083212  Ron's got this one under control. : Egypt 
20090319 084526  Up at the monastery as we dismount. : Egypt  20090319 085304  This was abandoned in the 12th century. : Egypt  20090319 085333  Paint is still visible : Egypt  20090319 090205  Why is it that I have to repaint my house every 3 years? : Egypt 
20090319 091025  Corridor to the monk's quarters. : Egypt  20090319 091448  Monk's chamber. : Egypt  20090319 093212  millstone : Egypt  20090319 091958  for water : Egypt 
20090319 093816  camel stalls : Egypt  20090319 094056  surrounding scenery : Egypt  20090319 095921  Our guide, Hoda. : Egypt  20090319 103430  Nubian village home : Egypt Nubian Village 
20090319 103608  Nubian village - interior of one of the homes : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 103726  Nubian village - having mint tea : Egypt Glenda Kline Nubian Village  20090319 103843  Nubian village : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 105641  Nubian village - Hoda serving snacks : Egypt Nubian Village 
20090319 110610  Nubian village - black henna tattoo.  This wears off after about 3-4 weeks. : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 111236  Nubian village - painting on exterior of home. : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 111327  Nubian village - painting of Mecca shows that someone in this house has made a haj to Mecca. : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 111402  Nubian village : Egypt Nubian Village 
20090319 111444  Nubian village - red colored hand prints to ward off evil spirits. : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 111547  Nubian village - posing for the photographer. : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 113248  Nubian village - along the shore : Egypt Nubian Village  20090319 152143  Making Okra dish on the cruise. : Egypt Glenda Kline 
20090319 153232  Double temple at Kom Ombo.  Left side dedicated to the falcon god and right side to the crocodile god. : Egypt  20090319 153930  Built in about the 1st century BC : Egypt  20090319 154034  Kom Ombo : Egypt  20090319 154353  A cartouche - the name of one of the pharaohs. : Egypt 
20090319 155558  Ceiling detail.  Shows how the temples were painted. : Egypt  20090319 155641  Early calendar. : Egypt  20090319 155648  Closer up. : Egypt  20090319 161105  Medical tools. : Egypt 
20090319 195720  Glenda in a traditional Egyptian dress - showing off her tattoo. : Egypt  20090319 203148  Hoda : Egypt  20090319 203931  Glenda and Ron participating in a contest to see how quickly Ron can be made to look like a mummy. : Egypt  20090319 204538  Ron gets wrapped in toilet paper. : Egypt 
20090319 210424  Ron and opponent have a balloon attached to feet.  The object is to break the other person's balloon. : Egypt  20090320 064852  Sunrise over the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 065031  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 065106  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt 
20090320 065245  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 065346  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 074148  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 080308  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt 
20090320 081248  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 082523  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 083042  Lynne and Steve aboard the Royal Orchid. : Egypt Lynne Malley Steve Malley  20090320 084744  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt 
20090320 084851  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 090347  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 090618  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 094823  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt 
20090320 094911  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 095741  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 095935  Scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090320 110917  City of Edfu. : Egypt 
20090320 113134  City of Edfu. Temple of Horace - the falcon god. : Egypt  20090320 113440  City of Edfu. Horace. : Egypt  20090320 113555  City of Edfu. Carving of a humting scene. : Egypt  20090320 113703  City of Edfu. Temple of Horace - the falcon god. : Egypt 
20090320 115210  City of Edfu. Interior of temple. : Egypt  20090321 095819  City of Edfu. : Egypt  20090321 101226  City of Edfu. : Egypt  20090321 101112  Entering a lock on the Nile. : Egypt 
20090321 101934  Entering a lock on the Nile. : Egypt  20090321 102601  Boat behind us. : Egypt  20090321 151601  City of Luxor.  Luxor temple. : Egypt  20090321 151616  Luxor Temple. : Egypt 
20090321 152529  Luxor Temple. : Egypt  20090321 154903  Luxor Temple. : Egypt  20090321 155427  Luxor Temple. : Egypt  20090321 155458  Luxor Temple.  These murals indicate that thie temple was also used as an early church. : Egypt 
20090321 162303  Luxor Temple.  Avenue of sphinxes used to lead to Karnak temple (1.2 miles away). : Egypt  20090321 161714  Luxor Temple. : Egypt  20090321 205010  Dancing demonstration on our boat. : Egypt  20090321 205043  Dancing demonstration on our boat. : Egypt 
20090321 205908 : Egypt  20090321 210116  Dancing demonstration on our boat. : Egypt  20090322 061251  Early morning balloon rides in Luxor. : Egypt  20090322 061430  Early morning balloon rides in Luxor. : Egypt 
20090322 084231  Karnak rams head sphinxes led to the Nile. : Egypt  20090322 084657  Close-up of rams head sphinxes : Egypt  20090322 085229  Temple of Amun in Karnak. : Egypt  20090322 091013  Inside hypostyle hall. : Egypt 
20090322 091012  Inside hypostyle hall.  Windows to let light in. : Egypt  20090322 091146  Inside hypostyle hall. : Egypt  20090322 091251  Inside hypostyle hall. : Egypt  20090322 094639  The god Ptah. : Egypt 
20090322 101901  Sacred lake. : Egypt  20090322 105028  One of Cleopatra's obelisks. : Egypt  20090322 104823  Monument to Scarab Beetle. : Egypt  20090322 105911  Courtyard : Egypt 
20090322 113520  Visit to an elementary school. : Egypt  20090322 113621  The children were very friendly.  The English word that they all knew was "welcome". : Egypt  20090322 113646 : Egypt  20090322 113728 : Egypt 
20090322 115831  Music classes are held in the hallway. : Egypt  20090322 114520  The girl on the left was 11 years old and a very accomplished musician. : Egypt  20090322 115935  Here she is playing the "March from Aida". : Egypt  20090322 114725  Computer classroom : Egypt 
20090322 115208  Learning computer graphics. : Egypt  20090322 115346  Entertaining the kids with "Itsy bitsy spider". : Egypt  20090322 115431  Steve mingles. : Egypt Steve Malley  20090322 115446  Welcome : Egypt 
20090322 115452 : Egypt  20090322 115920 : Egypt  20090322 122129  Luxor.  Winter Palace hotel and gardens. : Egypt  20090322 122359  Luxor.  Winter Palace hotel and gardens. : Egypt 
20090322 154929  Luxor.  Winter Palace hotel and gardens. : Egypt  20090322 155903  Luxor.  Winter Palace hotel and gardens. : Egypt  20090323 053941  Sunrise over Luxor. : Egypt  20090323 052812  Early morning outdoor breakfast. : Egypt 
20090323 053316  Baking fresh bread for breakfast. : Egypt  20090323 055023  Breakfast continues. : Egypt  20090323 055254  Still more breakfast. : Egypt  20090323 060342  Farmhouse door. : Egypt 
20090323 060729  Interior.  This farmer has two wives and built a house for each of them. : Egypt  20090323 071610  Map of the Valley of the Kings. : Egypt  20090323 074035  Current excavations going on. : Egypt  20090323 082647  Entrance to one of the tombs. : Egypt 
20090323 093308  Riding an electric train. : Egypt  20090323 095028  Queen Hatshepsut's Temple : Egypt  20090323 102828  Alabaster factory : Egypt  20090323 114451  Colossi of Memnon.  There is a temple behind them that is currently being excavated. : Egypt 
20090323 182301  Horse carriage ride at night through Luxor. : Egypt  20090323 183006  Scenes along the ride. : Egypt  20090323 184656  Scenes along the ride. : Egypt  20090323 184951  Scenes along the ride. : Egypt 
20090323 185049  Scenes along the ride. : Egypt  20090323 190252  Sandstorm coming up. : Egypt  20090323 195405  Sandstorm.  This was very unpleasant.  Before long we had sand in our clothes and hair. : Egypt  20090323 191847  Relaxing with tea after the ride. : Egypt 
20090324 140309  Now we are back in Cairo.  Mahmoud Khalil museum included impressionist paintings. : Egypt  20090324 152529  Cairo Tower. : Egypt  20090324 154211  Modern sculpture : Egypt  20090324 154435  Modern sculpture : Egypt 
20090324 174147  Cairo - scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090324 181102  Cairo - scenes along the Nile. : Egypt  20090324 195033  Our group: Roland, Janet, Harry,Bill,Linda, Mary, Joe, John, Roger, Lynne, Steve, Ron, Hoda, Ruth, Glenda, Elizabeth : Egypt  20090309 164709  El Salamlek Palace Hotel - where we stayed.  This was a hunting lodge for King Farouk - the last king of Egypt.   It was originally built in 1892 by King Abbas Helmi as a hunting lodge for his mistress (later his wife). : Alexandria Egypt Egypt 
20090309 142523  I wouldn't want this chair in my house.  Notice the elephant tusks on the legs as well as the back of the chair.  El Salamlek Palace Hotel. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Hotel Lobby  20090309 144501  Yet another view from our balcony. These are some of the gardens and are referred to as the Montazah Palace Gardens.  Notice the tall palm to the right.  It is really a cell phone tower. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 095217  Amphitheatre heavily guarded by attack cats. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 125827  Our group listens to a talk from the president of the congregation.  He tells us that he is the "baby" of the group - the youngest member of the synagogue. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue 
20090310 131054  We now leave the Synagogue and return to our hotel. This store front display caught my attention because the dolls certainly did not resemble the average Egyptian. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 151635  Some of us decided to get out of the bus and walk.  We felt we could make better time. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 132948  Traffic along the corniche. Picture taken through the front window of our bus. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 130515  Bet Din high court.  This is not used anymore.  At one time it served as a court to resolve disputes between Jews in Egypt. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt Synagogue 
20090310 074018  Another view from our balcony. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090310 082048  Still taking in the sights from our balcony.  Our guide tells us not to get used to this hotel.  Too late, I am already used to it and expect the rest of our accommodations to be as nice as this. : Alexandria Egypt Egypt  20090318 172158  Egret : Egypt  folderimage 
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