Egypt’s Palm – Trees Dead or Alive

Palm Trees are my favorite kind of tree and when I think of a palm tree I see sunny beaches and long to go on vacation. Or during a hurricane I admire their strength when they resist the forces of the wind making them look indestructible.

Therefore, I was very surprised when I came to Egypt and saw something resembling a cleaning mob or somebody wearing a bad wig, only to find out that it was a dead palm tree. img_6055-2

Do palm trees die? I felt very sad finding out that they do.img_7862

Fortunately I did not see many of them. Most of them are well and alive, decorating Egypt’s sandy landscape.

They can be found in Temples, growing out of, and among ancient stones

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KARNAK TEMPLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KARNAK TEMPLE

 

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OUTSIDE MUSEUM AT KARNAK

 

 

 

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NEAR THE PYRAMIDS

 

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IN VILLAGES

 

                                                                                                             

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ALONG THE NILE

 

 

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ALONG THE NILE IN ASWAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AROUND SWIMMING POOLS

AROUND SWIMMING POOLS

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Points of interest –

  • 2,500 different types of palm trees growing throughout the world?
  • they are an important religious symbol  – think of Palm Sunday
  • they give us coconut nuts, dates, betel nuts, and acai fruit
  • and palm wine called KALLU – an alcoholic spirit made in regions of Asia and Africa

More from Egypt soon

Brigitte

 

 

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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