Thursday, October 6, 2011

Skywatch: Sunset on the Nile

Minarets stand out against the background of the setting sun. This photo was taken from the deck of a river cruiser somewhere between Luxor and Aswan.
A few years ago I had the great good fortune to join a tour of Egypt and Jordan. One of the many highlights of the trip was sailing the Nile River from Luxor to the great dam at Aswan. It was an experience I'll never forget and this photo is one of my favorite reminders. It could have been taken anywhere, except for the unique silhouettes of the minarets, from which the beautiful Muslim call to prayer is sounded five times each day. I'll share more of my adventure in future posts.

Join me on Skywatch Friday and see great photos from around the world.

Until next time,

10 comments:

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot
happy SWF

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pearl Maple said...

beautifully captured view full of colourful light, thanks for sharing with SWF

snapperoni said...

Interesting story behind the photo.:D

Thank you for sharing-- what a privilege to be sailing on the nile!

Eileen said...

Hi Marianne, thanks for your comments on my blog. I love your photograph.

kipperfrog said...

Beautiful photo!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photo!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful sky, Marianne!

chubskulit said...

Exquisite!

My Skyshot, hope you can come and see. Thanks and have a great weekend!