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Egypt Photos

  1. 1. Egypt 2010Fitch’s 40th!<br />
  2. 2. Cairo from my hotel room balcony. Satellite dishes as far as the eye can see.<br />
  3. 3. If you really concentrate and will it to be so, terminal 3 will come to you, inshallah.<br />
  4. 4. View out my window at Sofitel Karnak.<br />
  5. 5. Sharia rule # 246<br />
  6. 6. Hot air balloons over the Nile in Luxor. I had trouble adjusting the smog and dust filter on my camera.<br />
  7. 7. Temples at Karnak – Statue of Ramses II with his wee little wife. <br />Kaled told us that she was little because she was unimportant, as females generally are were. <br />The internet tells us that she is little because before she was Ramses’ favorite wife, she was Ramses’ favorite daughter. <br />Ewwww… <br />
  8. 8. On the beams atop these ancient papyrus columns, you can see 5,000 year old paint. Unbelievable.<br />Compare to the photo below, of the 5 year old paint on my rental property. <br />Unacceptable.<br />
  9. 9. Why? We do not know.<br />
  10. 10. Standing in at 97 feet tall, a shape that needs no introduction….<br />The obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut (really does not sound one bit like “hot chicken soup”) is a clue that not only was the lady clever in her use of religious symbolism to legitimize her claim to be pharaoh, she was also keenly aware that phallic symbolism garners a lot street cred.<br />
  11. 11. Don’t make eye contact, or else he might call on you to answer a question.<br />FitchaGroupa, what were the dates of the new kingdom?<br />
  12. 12. More scenes from the Temples at Karnak. On the left, in the background, a statue of an Egyptian god has been creatively vandalized to resemble a Coptic cross. In the foreground, Anna disapproves.<br />
  13. 13. If anyone’s looking for me, I went thataway.<br />
  14. 14. Really old graffiti was pretty interesting, too.<br />Behold the Great Belzoni. He was 6’7”, which might explain why I never saw his name anywhere. <br />
  15. 15. And now, we will begin some navigations…<br />
  16. 16. Flaneuse<br />Lazuli<br />Flanuli<br />
  17. 17. Bar-having toilet flushers<br />Omelet eaters<br />
  18. 18. Scenes from La Flaneuse du Nil, home of instant Starbucks, lots of beer, and flush-anything toilets.<br />
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  20. 20. Mealtime aboard the Flaneuse – before we learned we could drink our tomatoes.<br />
  21. 21. Ironically, we lowered our white flags and surrendered our fates to this man, our tug boat captain.<br />
  22. 22. El Kaab<br />
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  25. 25. EDFU<br />
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  29. 29. Small farming village<br />
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  31. 31. Temples near the stone quarries<br />
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  33. 33. My feeling is that the three of us together have a 360 panorama.<br />
  34. 34. Tai Chi<br />ChaiTea<br />
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  36. 36. Local pronunciation: Kom Ombo<br />
  37. 37. Fain Jake?<br />
  38. 38. The Greco-Roman influence on Egyptian art takes the form of protruding belly buttons, flabby knees, and a little junk in the trunk.<br />
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  40. 40. Here, I am showing you graffiti where someone has written on the floor. They have written on the floor. Written on the floor. Why? We do not know.<br />
  41. 41. “Don’t you think that bit about sucking her eyes out was a little far-fetched?”<br />
  42. 42. My God, that bridge was stunning at night!<br />
  43. 43. Scenes from Philae<br />
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  45. 45. Sunset over Aswan<br />
  46. 46. Jake’s Other Other Kitty <br />Nile crocodiles (best picture!)<br />
  47. 47. This picture is my favorite of all of them.<br />
  48. 48. ?<br />Don’t even think about having fries or dessert with that.<br />
  49. 49. HELLS YEAH!!!<br />
  50. 50. Obligatory pyramid photo section<br />
  51. 51. The sarcophagus you want to view is just above the top entrance. You, however, will enter the pyramid at the bottom and crabwalk on a 3 ft. wide path set at a 30 degree angle, bracing yourself on toe-pegs. Please keep to the left, as there will be Japanese tourists tumbling down on the right.<br />
  52. 52. All aboard the NEW WINNER!!<br />Which we later traded in for LES-BUS<br />
  53. 53. If elected Pharaoh, I promise to put a pyramid outside every window. -Cheops<br />
  54. 54. Yippee Ki-Yay (mother …………….) !!<br />
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  56. 56. Why? I will tell you why… but it will not be the same reason as you heard from Kaled.<br />
  57. 57. The great Spinks<br />The Great Sphinx<br />
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  59. 59. I had a brush with death at the camel market.<br />
  60. 60. Favalafel<br />
  61. 61. I was trying to photograph the Egyptian foul.<br />This caption is funnier out loud. <br />
  62. 62. FitchaGroupa starts the day (after tequila night) with a light snack.<br />
  63. 63. Why? Because of Mubarek.<br />
  64. 64. …will be the name of my next pet.<br />That’s just funny; I don’t care who you are.<br />
  65. 65. Here, I turned my lens back onto my mind and captured my own thoughts.<br />Obscura Camera!<br />
  66. 66. FitchaGroupa shots<br />
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  69. 69. Back to Cairo<br />
  70. 70. Markets for food and spices and little tents for your pets – everyone was allergic to aisle 6.<br />
  71. 71. I have my doubts.<br />And still I long for swine.<br />
  72. 72. Anything but pork. It’s what’s for dinner.<br />
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  75. 75. He was still trying to recover from the last call to beer when this one really ramped up.<br />
  76. 76. ABIBAS!!<br />From the wily marketing team responsible for the notable potables Gordoon’s Gin, Fineland Vodka, and Johnny Watkins Black Table!<br />
  77. 77. It says, “Monkey WheeeeMagic Dream”<br />
  78. 78. Your guess is as good as mine.<br />
  79. 79. 9th century mosques, viewed from Bat-Cam angles.<br />
  80. 80. Sheesha bling<br />I could kick myself for not even asking how much it cost.<br />
  81. 81. Chronology of a barbecued-pigeon snack.<br />
  82. 82. …but you can’t get bacon…<br />
  83. 83. Many religious practices and observations today hearken back to the more pragmatic considerations of ancient peoples rather than anything mystical in nature.<br />The practice of covering the head but uncovering the feet stands out as an example.<br />These observances date back to a time before gravity, when it was common to bump the head, but not so much the feet.<br />
  84. 84. Boo! boo!!That was the worst thing I ever saw!Yeah it was terrible!Horrendous!Well it wasn’t that bad.No, it was actually quite good.Yeah it was great!We love it!More moremore!!<br />This slide show has been brought to you by the Amazon 2012 Committee, FitchaGroupa Birthday Tours<br />

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