Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 24, 2017

Aswan and Luxor Photos

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Upper Nile Valley Tourist Photos.

In Aswan I spent a lot of bird watching and spent about eight days there. Most of the time was along the river or the Aswan Reservoir.

fishing aswan reservoir
Fishing at Jebel Shisha

Jebel Shisha is a small village on the Aswan Reservoir between the high and low dams on the Nile River.

desert ruins
Desert Ruins

Some ruined buildings on the west bank of the Nile at Aswan.

cruise ships
Too many cruise ships

There were heaps of cruise ships docked at Aswan. Some of them in a bad state of disrepair. There are not many tourists around after all the security problems in Egypt and tourists are staying away.

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Balloon over Luxor

There were quite a lot of hot air balloons operating at Luxor. They went up before sunset and floated around for a few hours, then came down again.

Balloon over the desert.
Balloon over the desert.

Another balloon cruising over the desert.

some pharoah dude
Statue of some pharoah dude.

I liked this statue. I think it was Hatsepshut or something like that. doh!

Desert village
Desert village

These villages were still up but I would not like to live there. They are near the tombs of the dead.

Tranquil village scene
Tranquil village scene

Nice shot of a donkey in the village. I like donkeys.

Balloon rising from the palms
Balloon rising from the palms

A balloon taking off from near the west bank village.

Ancient temple.
Ancient temple.

Lots of ancient temples Most of them in a bad state of disrepair.

man donkey fodder
Fodder cart.

An old man with donkey carting fodder around.

2 Comments »

  1. Good photos Steve,keep it up andmerry xmas

    Comment by lawrie happ — December 26, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

  2. hi lawrie.

    Merry xmas… and happy new year… In istanbul at the moment. had a great kebab..

    steve

    Comment by admin — December 28, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

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