few months ago my wife and I took a trip to Egypt. I was fascinated by the
people on the streets, so very different from 21st century America. No great
stories, here, just pictures of the folks I saw. Some pictures were taken
in Cairo, some in Edfu from a horse cart we took a ride on, and some on
the roads of Egypt as we traveled.
This was actually on a street in Cairo:
In the foreground is my wife, but I actually was trying to get a pic
of the woman behind her, in the green head dress, who figured out what I
was doing and hid her face so I couldn't get a good shot. Muslim women don't
usually want their pictures taken. This was in the Coptic area of Cairo:
These girls were coming out of a mosque:
It's not unusual to see camels or mules in Cairo, even today with so
many modern changes:
I've seen water buffalo in Cambodia and Vietnam, but I never expected to
see one in Egypt:
I'm always fascinated by the women who keep their faces covered. Here
are two goat herders:
We originally went to Egypt to see the pyramids and the fantastic cities
of Luxor, Edfu and Philae, but in the end the most interesting sights we
saw were the people, the descendants of those who built the ancient wonders.
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