Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Alexandria and zoo

Sunset from A freinds roof in 6th October Alexandria

Here we are on the beach some 300 meters from his Apartment,
Here I am in the Mediterranean sea being thrown about by the waves
It was overcast but the water was nice and warm, hopefully I will get some sun tomorrow and go and play again in the Med

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thought I would try one more time to see if I get the right answer, so on leaving the hotel I showed the male receptionist the map and pointed to the zoo, Ah yes, he said with a broad smile on his face, get a taxi I call you one be here in 1 minute,

no thank you I said from my looking at the map its no more than 3 kilometers from here. so I will walk if you point me in the right direction, or I can catch the tram to sidi geber.

then it is two streets from the main train station. OK he said. pointing the tram is that way and you need to go that way. great,
it was one thousand yards to the tram there was 5 carriages. and I got on the first one, no no said the tram driver. and said a few words that I caught the jest of, ladies only in the first two carriages, and headed off to the third carriage these carriages each have a ticket collector ;-why they call him a collector of tickets is beyond me he gives tickets, pay 25piestas and get a ticket Sidi Geber ; I said as he gave me a piece of paper. then the problem with the tram stops is there is no name on the stop so only regular users know which stop to get off at,, I decided to get off at the 4th as I knew or had a bad feeling I was going in the wrong direction. Its also Friday and most shops are closed til 1.30, most shops have someone that speaks English or a little English. as i got off the tram there was three young ladies chatting so I asked! speak English? yes and i had a second smile of the day. How far to the zoo. what zoo, house for animals:-
oh you need taxi!! no I have very strong legs as I pointed to my hairy body parts. and the smiles turned to a giggle, you very pretty, ( its strange how the ladies here think I am handsome,) yes I know I said very bashful.
so how far my pretty legs have to go before I get to the animals house. why you get tram to here, the geber is one stop from where you get on, the other way, now you have to go 3 kilometers. thank you and good day to you, as I headed off back the way I came, then it started raining, just what I needed not seen rain for 3 years and it starts now, not to worry its a treat walking in the rain after 3 years dry hot weather, five minutes later my treat it was gone. and I was near Sidi Gaber station this is the station I got off after the train journey from Port Said unrecognizable as I got off the other side of the station, then I went under the railway bridge and the road split in 4 directions. not a place to go eeni mini mini mo, down which road do i go. so I stopped in a florist . get a taxi he said. no I will walk. how for is it and down which road. down here to the square straight across and maybe 100 yards is the zoo entrance we do not call it a zoo we call it the park. ah" that's why I can not find it, 10 minutes later I was in the park, the park photos are on me and my camera,
strange the way they put things here, sorry, what for, that you brake a limb while climbing over the rubble, or did the station have limbs that moved the station to one side.
island of dreams
even the feral cats have litter trays,
the musicians have the sheets on the wall

an odd place to have coat hooks

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Life,s a beach

due for repairs
do not know what they are but the beach is alive with them

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


behind the zebra
and another with two flat humps
brown bear
African elephant
Chinese geese

ailsbury duck
black winged stork


shetland ponies
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca
The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) greek name is river horse,
The Ostrich, Struthio camelus, look closer you can see the camera
The White Peacock is a novel by D. H. Lawrence published in 1911. Lawrence started the novel in 1906 and then rewrote it three times. The early versions had the working title of Laetitia.
Lawrence's first novel is set in the Eastwood area of his youth and is narrated in the first person by a character named Cyril Beardsall. It involves such Lawrentian themes as the damage associated with mismatched marriages, and the border country between town and country. A misanthropic gamekeeper makes an appearance, in some ways the prototype of Mellors in Lawrence's last novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The book includes some notable description of nature and the impact of industrialisation on the countryside and the town. Its provincialism may be compared with the novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.
the female a peahen
billy goats

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