Up for day four. Here is our beautiful and easy-to-spot coach. Today is the optional day trip to Alexandria, so we will have a fairly long bus ride up there from Cairo.
Some more shots about town...
First stop, the Alexandria museum. Sorry, no cameras allowed inside.
A second stop at a roman-style theater that was uncovered in Alexandria. You are looking at the seating, and the small stage area is in the foreground.
To the left is Atef, our tour director and guide, explaining about the city beneath the city.
These are statues that are somewhat worn because they found these off the shore underwater.
All the girls take a turn at being the goddess.
These are new seats that are across from the old theater, for modern shows.
If you look close, you can see the seat numbers on the original seats. This is from the old theater.
This fort is on an isthmus, at the site where the original
Lighthouse of Alexandria
was built. It was damaged in earthquakes in 956 and 1303 and had to be taken down.
This is the best food that we had on our entire trip. It's a shame it happened on day four, and everything else was downhill.
The inside of the restaurant. I have to get a new camera that doesn't wash out so easily. Then you could have seen the view of the Mediterranean Sea through the windows.
, built on the site of the original Library of Alexandria.
I was supposedly shooting Kimberly, but I was trying to get a picture of the woman in the burqua. There was such clothing all around, but this was an extreme version including arm shields and gloves.
The inside of the library. The ceiling panels are built to let in natural light, but not direct sunlight. The blue and green accents come through small panels of stained glass.
An exhibit of early printing machines.
...and you can see the bookshelves in the background.
The exterior facade, with examples of writing from 300 languages from all over the world.