Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Funkengroovin - Scenes From Giza 1

We had guests here in Cairo, for spring break.  Anyone who visits Cairo wants and should see the Pyramids.  Most famous of all are the Giza Pyramids.  The photos in this first set are our drive from Sakkara to Giza, late morning early afternoon.  Most photos were taken through the window of our car, so the colors / shots are somewhat murky.

Below:  Farmers on a donkey pulled cart pull over to allow a huge tour bus to pass.  The road around Sakkara is dirt, and wide enough for two cars.

Below: A red Bus in Giza.  Most Giza VW Buses are white.  So this is unusual.

Below:  On The Road.

Below:  As usual, a VW Bus (people mover) drives through Giza town with it's side door open, making it easy for passengers to hop on and off.

Below 3 photos:  "White Chickens" (the nickname for VW Buses in Giza) in action.

Below:  Took several photos of this Bus to no avail.  He has a horse on the front of his roof (click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Below:  Finally, the road to the Pyramids.  Another form of transportation.  These buggies are a common site in the part of town near the Pyramids, and at the site, as well.

1 comment:

  1. Some of these photos of Giza would be 30 years ago...a bit of a time warp. :)