Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All Sortsa Extra Photos

Egyptian Relief Carving, Karnak


Various photos from the trip that I never posted from Egypt and Southern India. We're at our respective families' homes now, visiting relatives and relaxing until it's time to head to Washington DC to see our old college friends. It's entirely too cold here, and Taipei-acclimated hothouse orchid that I am, 35 degrees feels like -100 to me. DC is apparently very pleasant and while I'll miss my family, I'm looking forward to warmer climes.


Painting in Karnak

Veggie Shopping in Luxor


Luxor Temple and Old Saint's Tomb


Kathakali in Kerala


Planting Crops in Wayanad


Theyyam in northern Kerala - this was the first guy to invite possession by the gods of this small temple 20km from Kannur


Stones and Sand in Kannur on hte Malabar Coast



Kathakali performance - a female demon captures women for her brother's pleasure

The demon disguised as a beautiful woman tries to seduce a warrior (the dude in green)


Makeup for Kathakali



Cochin Fisherman and his net

Feeding the Pigeons at the Jain Temple


Window in "Jew Town" (hey I didn't choose the name)

Cochin Harbor


God Heads at an Antique Store



Syrian Christian Advertising, Cochin



In India, Nothing is so Special as the Relationship Between a Man and His Bike


The Malayalis are big on democratically-elected Communist governments.


1100-year old Moppila Muslim mosque, Calicut


Sunset in Cochin


Tribal Matriarch, Wayanad, Kerala


Shiva Nataraj, Elephanta Island, Mumbai


Coptic Christian relief in Cairo


Gods and Stuff on Trees



Cairo Pot


Tiny Lamps Light Up the Night, in Ernakulam, Kerala

Sunset on the Nile, Aswan


Tea pots, Cairo


Gateway to the Khan el-Khalili


Lamps in a Mosque, Cairo


Man Making Wall Hangings, Cairo (formerly Tent-makers Street)


Lamps and pots in Luxor


Huge Columns of Karnak, Luxor


Karnak


Giant Broken Obelisk, Karnak


Gateway of Ramses II, Karnak


The Deserts of Nubia, Aswan


Aswan Souq


Ruins of Abu, Elephantine Island, Aswan

1 comment:

Andres said...

wonderful photos. egypt is on my list of places to visit before i die!