River NILE , Kitchener-Island with Botanical Garden........Top right on the westbank is situated the MASOLEUM of AGA KHAN III, He was very fond of the town of ASWAN,died in 1957 and was intered in the mausoleum.

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AGA KHAN III was the spiritual leader of the ISMAILIT,SHI'IT faction of the muslim community worldwide.After his death the burrial site became a major tourist attraction but many visitors behaved disgraceful and nonrespectful on the premises of the mausoleum , so much that the Begum AL-HADJA umm HABIBA,his third wife ordered the place closed for public acces in 1997.Four years later she died and was intered there as well.The Begum was a French woman of humble origin but with striking beauty and once a French beauty-queen with the name of YVETTE LABROUSSE.She converted to the Islam religion and became a benefactres to the people of ASWAN and the NUBIAN people. The fourth AGA KHAN (KARIM KHAN)is the son of ALI KHAN who was passed by his father for the Supreme Position because of his wild and loose lifestile.

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Comments (3)

~Marlene~ No Views! on February 28, 2012

Great view & beautiful color, Feika... interesting history, too! Like

Greetings, Marlene

BOGDAN de Varsovie on February 29, 2012

Picturesque scenery. Excellent picture. LIKE. Greetings from Poland.


foto-Gerard on March 1, 2012

Fantastische serie foto's uit Egypte Feitse. Ben je daar met een reisgezelschap heen geweest Kennissen van ons zijn in de zelfde streek geweest. Die hebben een trip van 8 dagen gemaakt met een cruiseschip over de Nijl. Met ook een ballonvaard. Het lijkt mij dat je ook zoiets hebt gedaan.Zal genieten geweest zijn! Compliment voor de mooieserie foto's en dank dat wij ook mogen meegenieten! like voor de hele serie! gr Gerard

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  • Uploaded on February 28, 2012
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    by Feitse Boerwinkel
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P90
    • Taken on 2012/02/15 09:22:55
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 51.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
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