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The mosque of Muhammed Ali, with its slender and elegant twin minarets, is one of Cairo’s most prominent landmarks. It is visible in the two photographs of Cairo that I’ve already posted. Muhammed Ali was appointed as the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt in 1805, by the Sublime Porte. He commissioned this mosque, which was built…

Weekend photo

Another view from the minaret.

Weekend photo

It actually rained very lightly while we were walking along this small beach in Alexandria about three weeks ago. Generally though, the weather in Egypt was warm and sunny – in stark contrast to the wet and windy weather we’re having in London at the moment.

A peek into my week in Egypt

I’m back in London after a hectic – but fantastic – week in Egypt. Of the hundreds of photographs that I took on the trip, this is one of my favourites. It shows part of old Cairo as seen through a peephole in the minaret of a medieval mosque. I’ll be posting more of my…

Weekend photo

Weekend photoblogging

This photograph of a blue passion flower (Passiflora caerulea) was taken in our little garden about 2 months ago.

Weekend photoblogging

I took this one a couple of weeks ago, as I was crossing Albert Bridge one evening.

Weekend photoblogging

Of the hundreds of photographs I’ve taken of my son, this is one of my favourites. It was taken when he was about 8 months old.

Weekend photoblogging

I took this photograph about three years ago, while on holiday in the Charente region of central France.

Weekend photoblogging

In this inaugural weekend photoblogging post, I give you this photograph of Beit el-Din Palace, which I took on a trip to Lebanon about 5 years ago. Beit el-Din (which translates as “House of Religion”) is in the Chouf region of Lebanon, about 50 km southwest of Beirut. The Chouf is the heartland of the…