Monday, April 7, 2014

Postcards from the Underworld: Walk Like an Egyptian

 As the saying goes: when in Rome...

Do as the Romans do

When in Cairo...

Walk like an Egyptian (with a nod to Susannah Hoffs and the Bangles)







15 comments:

  1. You and your family are most adorable.

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  2. Great pictures Amanda. Oh, to see those sights. Cities under the sand (Joni Mitchell). I always remember her song.

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    1. Donna, I'm a big Joni Mitchell fan but I don't know that song - must look it up!

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  3. Those are delightful pictures, Amanda. I remember our time in Cairo, 20 years (or so) ago. I can even recall some of the pictures I took (and some I missed). Travelling down-river on the water taxi; Egyptian girls checking out my wife's red hair; praying for refugees in a Coptic Church.

    Wouldn't it be handy if you could pick up pyramids and move them around? And did you know that one of the Pharaoh's was the first to build a food pyramid?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Your wife's red hair must have been a crowd-stopper, for sure!

      (I hope that Pharoah's food pyramid included Cadbury's chocolate eggs!! :))

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  4. Adorable and very clever! Man, you get around, Amanda. What a world view you have.

    Love
    kj

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  5. messin' with perspective! Be careful around mummies, they have no sense of humor

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    1. As an archaeologist, I am concerned that the mummies and all the antiquities are not receiving better care. Air pollution is damaging exposed structures and people scratch graffiti onto remains that are not protected. I am disturbed by the lack of preservation and care for these great monuments.

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    2. is it true invading armies used to use mummies in place of firewood? Terrible stuff - more history has been lost than we'll ever know.

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  6. HI Amanda..beautiful...such gorgeous photos.. and the words to go along made me smile....love that song too..now it is stuck in my head!
    Have a fantastic day!
    Victoria

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  7. Like everything in life, it's all a question of perspective...

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