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January 28, 2005

Luxor Dawn

Filed under: — lbobke @ 9:40 pm


and another shot of dawn at Luxor.

January 27, 2005

Balloon over Luxor

Filed under: — lbobke @ 9:39 pm

balloon over Luxor
A balloon rises from the west bank of the Nile, a few minutes before daybreak.
This photo was taken from the same position as the previous one (Tokina zoom at 400 mm + 1,7 tele extender).

January 25, 2005

Luxor Sunrise

Filed under: — lbobke @ 11:38 pm


I had to get up pretty early to get this shot.

January 23, 2005

Aswan Moon

Filed under: — lbobke @ 10:33 pm

The moon seen from Aswan
The moon seen from our hotel room in Aswan.
For the technicall inclined: Minolat Dynax 9, Fujichrome Velvia, Tripod, Tokina 80-400 mm lens + 1.7* Tele extender (=680 mm focal length).

January 21, 2005

Inside a Nubian House

Filed under: — lbobke @ 9:02 pm

Nubian House
Nubian House at the first cataract, near Aswan.

January 20, 2005

Fox in Patagonia

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 11:19 pm

Fox, Chile
I saw this fox in Patagonia, Chile.

January 18, 2005

Sound and light at Abu Simbel

Filed under: — lbobke @ 6:08 am

Abu Simbel Light Show

There are several ways to see Abu Simbel:
you can take the convoy. This is the cheapest and most popular option, giving you, however, little more than an hour at the site!
The luxury way is to take one of the ships cruising lake Nasser.
We opted for the plane instead: this gave us time to visit the site at daybreak, before the big crowds.
A side-effect of this approach was that we also saw the sound and light show at night.
While we enjoyed the illuminated temple, the laser projections simply were too much!
The picture above shows the Ramses temple with laser beams behind it.
If the statues look a bit blurry: this is due to the fact that during the long exposure time several images were projected on them…

Even worse: The temples were (ab)used as an projection screen! Here you can barely discern the Nefertari temple under the projected image:
Sound and light show, Abu Simbel, Egypt
more photos of Egypt

January 16, 2005

Isis temple, Philae

Filed under: — lbobke @ 8:45 pm

Philae Temple

Now, as always, one can only approach this temple by boat.
Looking at it, it is very difficult to believe that the whole complex was moved from one island to another one when the new Aswan dam was constructed. Even the shape of the new location, Agilika island, was changed to make it as similar to the original Philae island as humanly possible.

January 15, 2005

View from Elephantine Island

Filed under: — lbobke @ 10:20 pm

the Nile at Aswan

View from Elephantine island at Aswan.

January 13, 2005

Pisac Pig

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:41 pm

Pig in Pisac

This pig was wandering through the streets of Pisac village.

January 11, 2005

Egypt Pictures

Filed under: — lbobke @ 10:15 pm

This is the second gallery of pictures from Egypt in this weblog.
There also is another one with Egypt photos taken in 1992.
Also, there’s the Egypt section of Travel Photo Net.

Egypt photos

January 9, 2005

Small Giants

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:33 pm

the Andes from above
Some mighty Andeam peaks appear just like tiny islands…
Seen on the flight from Arequipa to Cuzco.

January 6, 2005

Pyramid at the Louvre

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:00 am

The new entrance to the Louvre
The famous pyramid at night

January 3, 2005

Canal Saint Martin, Paris

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:54 am

Canal Saint Martin, Paris
Everybody knows the Seine, but few people walk along this charming old canal right in the center of Paris.
Highly recommended!

January 2, 2005

Machu Picchu Llamas

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:07 pm

Llamas on terrace overlooking Machu Picchu
Looks as though the llamas had something interesting to talk about…
By the way: I just uploaded 30 pictures from Machu Picchu to my galleries



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