Unlike much of Eastern Europe, you can not pay extra to take photos inside many locations. Doesn’t matter if you turn off the flash. Just not allowed. Which means that one is more likely to buy souvenir books, right? Maybe, maybe not. Certainly it did not stop me from looking around and photoing those places which did allow photos.
before we headed back to the bus
Valley of the Kings
Multiple tombs going up into the mountain and down into the earth.
the land is pretty harsh
our tickets allowed us entry into up to 3 tombs. No mummies present (nor photos inside). But there was climbing up ladders, down ramps and banging of heads on various ceilings.
before looking up into the hills
seeing another tomb
and going on to
Valley of the Queens
Not all Temples have survived as well as others. In the process of restoration –
and details of the building
and of course, you have to traverse a bazaar when ever exiting in order to separate you from your money…..
Heading down the Nile
The cruise ships on the Nile look pretty similar. Fairly wide, flat bottomed river ships, they are crowned with deck chairs and swimming pools.
After this morning’s outings – we headed down the Nile toward Aswan.
A close up of my vest stitch pattern –