A loong cycling journey from Brooklyn to Jorusalom, where the O’s are bicycle wheels, continued into Egypt, 1st to the climate conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, on to the pyramids in Giza, Abusir and Saqqara and then up the Nile soourcewards.

  • Early morning sailing Le 29 au soir, nous étions à Eléthya (El-Kab); je parcourus l’enceinte et les ruines, la lanterne à la main; mais je ne trouvai plus rien: les restes des deux temples avaient disparu; on les a aussi démolis il y a peu de temps pour réparer le quai d’Esné ou quelque autre…

  • Sailing to Aswan

  • Good bye Lux or

    In the country where the female body is hidden because allah forbid you see it nude, yes mummified in daily life, we find nevertheless on countless walls the half naked musicians from one tomb, painted life size, whereas the original is maybe 40 centimeter high and one has to crounch to see it, as it…

  • Many beautiful paintings seen in tombs today. There are 460 tombs in the valleys of king and of queen. 17 are accessible. I visited 8 Yesterday afternoon faluqas (feluccas) on the Nile Departure for the Hadj after 3 hours of insanely loud seeing off party music

  • Karnak

  • When one compares what the mortuary of Hatshepsut looked like in a 1961 book to how it looks today, it is obvious a lot of reconstruction has been going on

  • Nile songs

  • More from HatSHEpsut’s mortuary consisting of three floors of several temples

    We’ll meet again The double crown of Amun, 2 feathers, representing Upper (South) and Lower (North) Egypt being together, is found again with churches and mosques that have two accompanying towers. e.g.

  • Pharaoh Hatshepsut on the rocks After: Early morning, before the crowds: And looking the other way:

  • Today visited the temple of Ramses II. At Hatshepsut mortuary temple it was so crowded, literally hundreds of buses, that i decided to find another moment. Following somewhat in the footsteps of Champollion: Ozymandias was a name for Ramses II, see The temple is amazing. Some images: More to follow

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A loong cycling journey, from the original BrOOklyn to far away JOrusalOm. Where capital O’s are wheels. Started 26 July 2021; numbers are number of days en rOute; now onward to COP27, and further in Egypt