Friday, March 21, 2008

A Tale of Two Stations

In preparation for the story of my weekend visit to Abydos earlier this month, I thought it might be fun to show readers the two train stations I experienced: Luxor and El-Balyana.

Here's Luxor:

And here's El-Balyana:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Scenes from a Winter Garden...

It's hard to believe it's still technically winter here in Luxor. We've already reached highs in the 90s, although it's cooled back down to the 80s with comfortably cool nights (good sleeping weather). Here are some views of our thriving "winter" garden at Chicago House.

(left: A charming mix of cosmos and nasturtiums)

(right: Bombax ceiba - Silk Cotton Tree)

(left: Hollyhock)

(right: Lantana camara)

(below: Thunbergia grandiflora - Sky Vine)