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Egypt: Sphinx


From the very beginning of our stay here in Egypt I've been fascinated and impressed by the various ways water is provided for the public at large. I've planned on taking a series of photos to highlight these methods but have yet to do it. Today's picture is actually courtesy of my husband, so thanks, J. :P One of these days I'll get around to taking my own pics.

Terracotta water jugs, curbside, for anyone who wants a drink:

water jugs

If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom, you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink. ~~Sophocles

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frigg
May. 29th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
How do you drink from them? I suspect my husband wouldn't be excited about it. :p
mnfaure
Jun. 2nd, 2014 07:03 am (UTC)
You pick them up and take a good swig. ;) Yeah, C would not touch them with a ten-foot pole, I imagine. :P
frigg
Jun. 2nd, 2014 08:37 am (UTC)
Nope, he would not. :p
asakiyume
May. 29th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
Wow, how **wonderful**

Can I share the picture on Tumblr?

What a great thing--I never knew this cool fact about Egypt, and I never would have dreamed it up in my imagination. How great! Is it done in other countries, do you know?
mnfaure
Jun. 2nd, 2014 07:00 am (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply; we were having Internet troubles and then left for the weekend. Just got it fixed this morning.

anyhow, sure you can post it. :)

I don't know if any other countries do it; I don't remember seeing it before, but it could be that I didn't know what to look for. :)
khiemtran
May. 29th, 2014 07:46 am (UTC)
That's interesting! So who fills the jugs then?
mnfaure
Jun. 2nd, 2014 07:01 am (UTC)
I have no idea, but I'll try to ask when I take some more photos. My success will depend on whether or not people around speak English because, unlike you, I never got off my tush to learn Arabic. :P
xjenavivex
May. 29th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
That is really neat.
mnfaure
Jun. 2nd, 2014 07:02 am (UTC)
Pretty considerate, huh? :)
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