December 30, 2018 This afternoon we arrived at the narrowest stretch of the Nile, an area that the Egyptians called “Khenu” or the place of rowing. At Gebel Silsila, high sandstone cliffs come down close to the water’s edge. The Temple of Horemheb is small and not well-known. Nile cruise ships don’t stop here because […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Horemheb’s Temple & Gebel Silsila Quarry
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]Read More Music All Over the World
Debbie at Travel With Intent has a challenge called Six Word Saturday. This is my first time participating. Here’s the scoop: Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings. I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule […]Read More Even the Rocks Are Not Immortal
Feb. 7, 2018 In the afternoon, six of us visited a Maasai village where tourists are welcome, the Irkeepus Cultural Boma. This community makes money from tourists: $20 to take any photos you want and be shown around, encouragement to buy their crafts, and donations for their school. The village, or “boma” (compound) consists of […]Read More Irkeepus Cultural Boma
Cookie Monster sings, “C is for Cookie, that’s good enough for me!” I agree, but in my opinion, the best cookies have my favorite thing in the world in them: CHOCOLATE! For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, the letter C at the beginning of a word with 4 or more letters is the theme this week. […]Read More CFFC: Making Chocolate in Tuxtla Chico
If you have only one day to spend in Nicaragua, León is a great choice. León is the 3rd largest city in Nicaragua and is considered the historical and cultural capital. According to our guide, Pedro Mejia, it has the largest art gallery in Latin America with over 2,000 works on display. It had been the […]Read More The Historic City of Leon, Nicaragua