Monday, February 22, 2010

West bank ,Luxor, Egypt, malqata,

Medinet habu temple

Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu.

The monastery nr Medinet habu.
And the new archeological site Malgata.

sun up on arrival at the take off site in Gurna West Bank Luxor
blowing air into the balloon preparing it for flight
our captain Ragab was quite informative and said there are 33 balloons in the area but only Eight can be on the take off area at one time , the flights from first light then every 45 minutes the time of each flight before landing.
once the balloon was inflated and upright 12 people boarded the basket hot air was blown into the balloon but first The captain had to go through the technicalities of taking off and landing possessions. and we were away. heading to the nearest Antique Hatsheput Temple, I did want to get a photo from the air of the carter house, and Seti 1st temple but the sun was to strong when pointing the camera in its direction. you will also notice on some of the photos the fog caused by the sugar cane fires and the Nile and Luxor town was almost invisible through the blanket of smoke
Hatsheput Temple
Over 40 photos on my blog

Hapshepsut looking over the ridge that backs on to the valley of the Kings.
Valley of the Kings.
.The Ramesseum

Entrance to the Valley of the Queens
Dier El-Medinet Village of the workers.on

1 comment:

breadgirl said...

Hello Tony
I don't know why, but I got the impression that you are Welsh. So, I have just dropped in to wish you a very HAPPY ST DAVID'S DAY (March 1st). Even if I am mistaken about your being Welsh, I still wish you a Happy St David's Day. Lots of celebrations here today. Everywhere you look, Red Rugby shirts, dragons, daffodils, leeks, Welsh ladies, etc. Great stuff!

God bless you.