Eleonora and I visited two of the Coptic Churches near Roda Island. I plan to go back when the nearby synagogue, museum and other churches are open, but for now, please enjoy these photos. Also included are a few shots from the adjacent Mosque of Amr Al Ása. Three faiths, ancient heritage. g
On 30 June 2011, my friend Elenora and I visited the iconic Mohammed Ali Mosque above Cairo before entering the Bab Zwayda and climbing a minaret to overlook all of the Mother of the World. Below are a few pictures from the day trip.
Cairo hit me first with its size. The entire West Bank’s and Israel’s population would fit inside a suburb, it seemed to me as I entered its outskirts at dusk. I was suffering from decompression sickness, with a knot of pain in my stomach and fatigue draining my bones, but I was excited. Seeing Nura lifted my spirits. I knew it would be OK. She would take care of me. But then she blew my mind. Waking up the [...]
The Egyptian Revolution, begun on January 25 and still boiling, has devastated Dahab. A small tourist village on the eastern edge of the Sinai penninsula, many its hotels are unfinished and its restaraunt tables are empty. Dahab is a kaleodoscopic carnival not to be missed – and now its cheaper than ever. It might be a form of pillage, but it could also be a way to support the Egyptian people in their time of need. Penguin Hotel’s Titu [...]