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ASWAN - UPPER EGYPT

ASWAN, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 2010


"FELUCCA - Early morning vision of the Nile"


"FELUCCAS - All day, sometimes without wind..."


"ASWAN FROM THE NILE - Including the "Old Cataract Hotel" (top left), where Agatha Christie wrote «Death on the Nile», and where Tsar Nicolas II, Winston Churchill, Egypt's King Farouk, Lady Diana and Princess Caroline of Monaco spent some time. Closed for restoration, it will reopen as Sofitel Legend in September 2011"



"ARCHANGEL MICHAEL'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL - Consecrated in 2006, it is the Cathedral of the Egyptian Christians in Aswan"


"ASWAN VIEWS - Desert, Nile, Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Dam, Mövenpick Hotel and USSR-style monument..."


"HENRY MOORE BY THE NILE"


"EGYPTIAN LA DIGUE"



"THE DESERT IS SO CLOSE"


"THE AGA KHAN MAUSOLEUM - The pink granite structure was built for Mohammed Shah Aga Khan, who was educated in Europe and succeeded his father to become the 48th imam. He was succeeded by his grandson, Karim AGa Khan upon his death in 1957. The Mausoleum is close to Aga Khan's white villa below, and is near the Monastery of St. Simeon on the west bank"


"PRIVATE ISLANDS"


"NUBIAN VILLAGE - In the Elephantine Island. The visit may be something between peculiar and a tourist trap..."


"HOTEL ISIS - Reflection"

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