Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No. 0998 Fairytale Landscapes

Fabulous view of Cairo from Al Azhar Park
(Muhammad Ali Mosque top left)

Whenever my 3 year old daughter passes by the Muhammed Ali mosque (atop Saladin's Citadel), she calls it her "castle". Indeed, Egypt's landscape is dotted with castles, ancient fortifications, minarets, domes, giant pyramids, grandiose temples, exotic dunes, black sands, hallowed valleys and mountains. In fact, there is so much to be captured one eyeful, that sometimes we cannot SEE. 

It just takes a young child's whimsical comments about the castles surrounding her to remind us of the magical history of human culture and civilization that fabulously surrounds us at every corner.

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