Ah che splendore!
Very cool the way the colors came out. I spent a number of years reading about this place during my high-school T.E.-Lawrence-fetish period. It's nice to see it. There was no Internet then, of course!
@ tapirgal - Me too! I'll post the Seven Pillars of Wisdom for you...
I had only ever seen it in my mind! I love the colours, they are kind of surreal.I also loved the fantastic windows yesterday.
An impressive photo, VP. What's the building I think I see on the island, and why do they call it Pharaoh's Island? I wouldn't ask a normal person these questions, but you are the smartest person I know and I know that you know the answers!This is such a serene shot ... what with the muted pastel colors in the sky and water...and, of course, the calmness of the water.
@ Jacob - I forgot the link again... On the island there was a Crusaders' citadel, then conquered and rebuilt by Saladin.Sorry, no idea about the name, which comes literally from the Arabic Geziret Faroun.
I knew you'd know! At least part of it. Thanks much! I can find the link.
Interesting. Did you visit the island itself? Any photos?
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