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Watery Wednesday #94: Alexandria, Egypt

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I hope this isn’t a repeat. Egypt has been in the news lately and we have prayed for their cause and praised their nonviolence revolution.

But I’m sad to hear about the looting at the Museum of Antiquities. In 2009 we visited that museum and was awestruck at all the items showcased in glass cabinets.

This is an image of the Citadel of Qaitbey by the Mediterrean Sea. The citadel/fort stands at the site of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria.

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Posted by on February 15, 2011 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #106:

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Posted by on February 14, 2011 in My World

 

Photo Hunt #118: Education

I always believed travel affords one education that you cannot find inside the classroom.

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Tour guide Ruben explaining the Mayan alphabet to the group.

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Tour guide Ruben demonstrating the excellent acoustics to the amazement of the group.

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He is holding up the plant that produces the papyrus and proceeded to demonstrate how the stem/stalk of this plant becomes the papyrus. Taken in Cairo inside a papyrus gallery.

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You can read all about Gaudi and his brand of design but unless you travel and see these structures for yourself, it doesn’t seem complete.

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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #126:

My post this week is posted here.

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2011 in sky watch

 

Two Memes in One Post

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Hitting two memes in this one posting of the Golden Gate Bridge Cafe showing guys leaning on its glass windows. It is located in the GG parking lot.

SIGN, SIGNS #5.

WINDOW VIEWS AND DOORS TOO #57.

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2011 in SIGNS, Window Views and Doors Too

 

Watery Wednesday #93: Taylor Creek

A couple of years ago I went on a day trip to Lake Tahoe. On the way back we spotted a lot of cars parked by the side of the highway. We got curious and saw people were hiking towards the wooded area. We followed suit, lost the people we were trailing, but found a little hidden paradise, called Taylor Creek. Here are some of the photos I took of the creek and vicinity.

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Sign says: Known for its crystal clear, blue water, Lake Tahoe depends on the quality of watersheds like Taylor Creek. Because of the natural combination of forest, meadow, marsh, stream and sand beach Taylor Creek watershed contributes clean water to Lake Tahoe.

One of the 63 streams in the Lake Tahoe basin, Taylor Creek delivers clean water to the lake and beyond to the Truckee River. Over the years the basin has been rapidly developed. Valuable wetlands in many watershed were lost. As a result, remaining wetlands have an even more important job – keeping Lake Tahoe’s water pure and clear.
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Posted by on February 8, 2011 in Watery Wednesday