30/03/2009

Cairo – what did I see? part 5 + image question of the day... cairo ajelu osa 5 + päivän kuvapähkinä...


look at all the details...there's been a window but not anymore...
how about those broken frames...
what about the top floor - it looks quite 'new'...

katsokaa kaikkia yksityiskohtia...tuossa on ollut ikkuna mutta ei ole enää...entä nuo rikkoutuneet puiset ikkunat (en muista noiden nimeä millään kielellä, kerro jos tiedät, kiitos!)...ja miten on mahdollista, että ylin kerros näyttää melkein 'uudelta'...

waiting for a bus...NO, there is no bus stop here...argh!
people stand anywhere and buses stop where they like...
that is one reason for the traffic chaos in Cairo...

odotellaan bussia...ei, siinä eikä missään muuallakaan ole pysäkkejä...
ihmiset seisovat joka puolella, keskellä tietäkin ja bussit pysähyy mihin tykkää...
yksi syy Kairon jatkuvaan liikennekaaokseen...
how about enjoy your morning coffee in the balcony?
miten olisi aamukahvi parvekkeella?


All part 5 photos here
Kaikki osa 5 kuvat täällä

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Question of the day...what do you see here?
Päivän kuvapähkinä...mitä näet tässä?






10 comments:

  1. Thanks for yet another tour.
    I can only repeat how much this looks like Kuwait. Amazing!

    Happy milky Monday to you too :)

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  2. About that one top floor that looks newer. One reason can be that it actually is finished later. In Egypt it is quite common that buildings are left unfinished and they will continue it later. One reason can be that they run out of money and another reason can be that they continue it when they need more floors (this especially if family buildings when sons get married and he and his new wive need their own flat.

    But unfinished buildings are not THAT common in central Cairo than they are here in Luxor. You can almost say most of the buildings are left unfinished.

    Someone also told me once that you do not need to pay some tax on unfinished buildings but someone else then told that no it's not true (foreigner). But I've heard this again that it would actually be true...who knows.

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  3. great shots...and this question of the day looks like a carpet to me, that has the sun shining in on it...
    but I have yet to figure out how you get the swirl into these pictures? any hints? :)
    BG

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  4. Hienoja kuvia taas! Mitä nuo värikkäät rullat ovat tuossa ensimmäisen kuvan kaupassa, pyyhkeitä?
    Arvaisin että tuo on matto....ja niin ovat muutkin näköjään arvanneet.

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  5. Ne "puiset ikkunat" - lienevätkö sälekaihtimien vastineita? Italiassa on sellaisia ikkunaluukkuja ikkunoiden ulkopuolella, nimeltään le persiane eli persialaiset.

    Hassu sanastollinen yksityiskohta tähän yhteyteen: sälekaihtimet ovat englanniksi venetsialaiset pimentimet eli Venetian blinds :)

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  6. I think I see the shadows from a grate on a roadway.

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  7. i like travleing about with you.

    we were told the same thing about taxes on infinished buildings.

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  8. Thanks for you all!
    I've been in bed, in fever, now up but sweating and feel weak...

    I'll post the answer image soon, today...

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  9. Oh :(
    I hope you get well soon and quick!

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