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Hola Gabriel, qué gusto leerte después de tanto tiempo! Muchas gracias, repartiré los abrazos entre mis dos hijos! ;-) (ha sido realmente mucho tiempo!)

O.K. Ali. I did not need any special permission at the time to visit beautiful El Arish. I hope it is still as beautiful as it was then.
A bit of History of El Arish: Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, proposed Cyprus or Arish as a Jewish homeland since neither the Sultan nor the Kaiser supported settlement in Palestine. In 1903, Joseph Chamberlain, the British colonial secretary, agreed to consider Arish, and Herzl commissioned the lawyer David Lloyd George a charter draft, but his application was turned down once an expedition, led by Leopold Kessler had returned and submitted a detailed report to Herzl, which outlined a proposal to divert some of the Nile waters to the area for the purpose of settlement.

On December 8, 1958, an air battle occurred between Egyptian and Israeli air forces over Arish. Arish was under military occupation by Israel from 1967 to 1979 and briefly in 1956. It was returned to Egypt in 1979 after the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty. -From Wikipedia

Sorry not to see any photos of yours in Panoramio.

Nice shot.
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Best wishes from Georgia, David Guruli.

I like this image and your beautiful gallery. You belong is my list of favorite list of favorite photographers. Kind regards, Chrys

A wonderful & colorful photo, well composed. Greetings from Athens.

Hola Angel qué alegría me dá tu comentario, espero que tus cosas marchen bien, te mando un gran abrazo desde lejos!! Felices Pascuas también para tí. Mauri

Wonderful scene, very well captured. Best regards from Athens

Interesting architecture & very nice shot! Greetings from Athens.

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