We have some serious relief mapping of Egypt under way here at the homestead — thank you, middle school curriculum. I stopped in my tracks when we fell into this satellite image of the Nile River delta. I mean, come on. Do satellites realize how lucky they are?
No sign of strife or war or squabbling over toys from this vantage point. Such deceptive calm.

For review: The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the River Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It's one of the world's largest river deltas — from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 143 miles of Mediterranean coastline. It is a rich agricultural region, both densely populated and exceedingly fertile.

:world perspectives/getty images, satellite view of the nile river delta


Luisa Perkins said...

The miles-up perspective: how I need that from time to time.

I love the colors in that image.

Mlle Paradis said...

what do i like better? the jewel images or the" jewel" quotes? i like how you keep it simple and not so stupid. great blog.