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In Egypt: On a Felucca

PortMoresby ·
Finding herself a bit out of her element, but loving it nonetheless, PortMoresby embarks on an afternoon spent sailing on the Nile.
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Hopper Mausoleum and Church of St Andrew, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the history of a beautiful church and mausoleum, dating to the 18th century, set atop a lonely hill in Northumberland.
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

GarryRF ·
A beautiful display of Architecture that has been hidden away. Thanks for bringing it to life. Worthy of a book for students of World History.
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

Amateuremigrant ·
Although doubtless glad of the visitors and income, the Archaeological Survey of India must be dismayed that so many tour groups barely have time to walk from the entrance to the main building. As this post shows, it really deserves much more reflective and peaceful time to absorb the scale and influence of this building or simply to watch shadows change and afternoon light suffuse the ochre structure. Bravo Doc !
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Re: Hopper Mausoleum and Church of St Andrew, Northumberland

Marilyn Jones ·
Lovely photos and descriptions!
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Re: In Egypt: On a Felucca

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photos and narrative!! I just experienced much of what you wrote about (last week)!!
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Re: In Egypt: On a Felucca

Amateuremigrant ·
The mysterious 'mechanism' is the ability to raise and lower the keel to sail in shallower water. Hence the reason the boat heeled over further. A keel is necessary when using a high sail - a technology passed on from the Arab world to Vikings !
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Re: In Egypt: On a Felucca

PortMoresby ·
Ah ha! Mystery explained. Thanks, on behalf of all of us non-sailors!
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Re: In Egypt: On a Felucca

PHeymont ·
And on behalf of all of us who have benefited from it without even knowing we were!
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