Egypt - Photographs by Shaun and Wendy O'Boyle

This is the Nileometer located right along the banks of the Nile in Aswan, in ancient times it was used to measure the height of the river each season and judge how much to charge for taxes that year. A high river during the flood season would allow  rich nutrients to flow over the farm land which would then recede, better crops, more taxes to pay. 
Elephantine island near Aswan
A typical local hang out of men at a tea shop smoking their water pipes and relaxing in conversation. I never did find out what they smoked in the pipes. 
Corner cafe Luxor style

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