The Flowers of Egypt

Mention Egypt to someone and images of desert sand and pyramids immediately come to mind. However, one of the images that will remain with us as we think back about our trip to Egypt were the orange blooms of the Poinciana trees and other flowers that we saw during our visit. Perhaps because so much of the trip was spent surrounded by sand and stone temples that every flower that we did see stood out even more. The pop of color was definitely a contrast to the surroundings and we saw these vibrant trees all around Egypt, but especially in Cairo as well as the surrounding suburbs.

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Blooming Poinciana Trees with a Mosque in the Distance

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Tree in a Cairo Suburb

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Another Flowering Tree

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Poinciana Tree as We Looked Skyward

One of our favorite memories of the Poinciana trees was during our tour of Old Town Cairo where we saw them all around the ancient mosques. The colors were so bright and vibrant that it was hard not to focus on the trees as much as the historical buildings that we were there to see. It is amazing how sometimes something as simple as a flowering tree can bring back such vivid memories of a location that you’ve visited. The Poinciana trees will always remind us of our time in Egypt.

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Tree in Front of a Stone Wall

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Pretty Pink Flowers at a Temple Complex

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Another Perspective with a Mosque in the Background

 

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8 Responses to The Flowers of Egypt

  1. Laci says:

    Love these! I think the pink flowers are bougainvilleas.

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  2. So beautiful! Love how you showed another side of Egypt. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. brandib1977 says:

    Gorgeous! I never dreamed that Egypt is so colorful!!

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  4. Interesting and nice pictures!

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