07 December, 2013

I love Egypt!

Here is a lot to see and experience in and around Cairo.
Today we took the ferry across the Nile
to Memphis.


Not exactly like my Norwegian experience
 with ferries, but amazing!


The ferry is over 60 years old.
It takes people, cars
and whatever else your are riding.


The captain,


so sweet, so friendly.
Wondered if I wanted to steer the boat,
I thanked him no....


Life boat,
made me feel very safe...


Other boats passing bye..


Well over on the other side,
normal traffic,


a man balancing his two cups of tea,



stopped for a minute to say hello.. 


Chickens for sale,


or maybe fruit.


The oranges are fabulously and sweet
at this time of the year.


Are you still here?
I am knitting...



Memphis is the very first capitol of Egypt,
these are areas forbidden to build on
because of the treasures under the ground,
still not dug out. 



The surrounding buildings
are made in the same manners
as for many hundred years ago.


One gets the feeling
that time has been frozen.


We stopped at a local artist.


Mr. Saad is demonstrating his skills.
This kind of work
he has done
since he was 10 years old!


He makes furniture,
boxes, dove and chicken cages
 out of palm leaves.


Fast working hands,


 lots of experience.


I was a little worried about his feet,


 but everything was done with precession.

We shopped...


then finalized the deal
with a cup of Egyptian tea.

Then off to the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur.

continues...


7 comments:

siddisisalou said...

Tusen takk for turen !
Mektig å få se inn i en helt annen verden - helt utrolig og fasinerende.

randi K design said...

Ja veldig fasinerende!

Siddis back home said...

Takk for titten, så godt å høre at dere stortives i Egypt, ha en fantastisk søndag hos dere!

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The photos are wonderful and the knitting is awe inspiring.

Guro said...

Så flott å titte innom igjen, lenge sida æ har vært i bloggverden. Tenk at du e flytta t Egypt! Trur kanskje æ har fått d m mæ ��. Flotte bilda, - som alltid. Ka strikke du, genser/jakke i sennepsgult, Odakofte eller egenkomposisjon. Ser så spennanes ut ��

Villblomsten said...

Wow - det ser ut som ett lite eventyr :-)
For en spennende tilværelse :-)

jeg fikk både lyst å reise dit og å handle hos de forskjellige nedover på siden din :-)

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Randi, great pics of your adventure. Love your knitting.
Hellos to all.
Hugs, Celestina Marie