Mushroom shaped chalk formations at sunset - December 2003 (the brave Japanese girl's mother should not look at this picture)

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Comments (2)

Nick Todaro on April 9, 2010

Max, This is a very photogenic place!... and I must confess I am one of those who would have climbed up there too!

MaxFarrar on April 9, 2010

Thanks Nick. The white Desert was spectacular indeed. I wish G-E had accepted this pic.

The story of the little Japanese girl is amusing. She was traveling through Egypt by herself and got on our tour of the Western Oases. Her mother was not pleased that she was traveling alone, she said. We arrived at the chalk formations near sunset and I had this bright idea to make an interesting picture of her on top of the mushroom. She agreed and three of us lifted her up over the lip. She climbed to the top, and we took our pictures and lifted her down again. When she stopped shaking she made us promise not to tell her mum.

Sadly, I have lost her email addr. Maybe she will see this picture in Panoramio some day.

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