Khartoum is the capital and largest city of Sudan (in North Africa). Khartoum was established 24 km North of the ancient city of Soba in 1821 by Ibrahim Pasha (the son of Egypt’s ruler Muhammad Ali Pasha). Khartoum originally served as outpost for the Egyptian Army, but the settlement grew quickly as a regional center of trade. It also became a focal point for the trading in slaves. Today more than 5 million people live in the Khartoum Metropolitan area. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing North from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile flowing West from Ethiopia. This photo of the Khartoum Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 7th of February 2012.
Yesterday a photo featuring a Thunder Strike Over Cape Town’s Sky was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out. This blog is updated daily in the Babes and Photography categories, so come back for your little dose of awesomeness tomorrow. Feedback is appreciated and welcome – Feel free to comment on anything that you might like or dislike here.
It’s been a while since I did a post featuring a city skyline in the Daily Cool Photo section on Running Wolf’s Rant. Today’s photo features the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Alexandria is the 2nd largest city in Egypt. The city was founded by Alexander the Great around a small pharaonic town in 331 BC. Alexandria was Egypt’s capital for nearly a thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD. Alexandria was known for the Great Lighthouse (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and it’s library (the largest library in the ancient world). In the late 19th century the city became a major centre of the international shipping industry (and one of the most important trading centres in the world). Alexandria profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Today Alexandria is a modern city with more than 4.1 million inhabitants. This photo of the Alexandria Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 20th of January 2012.
Yesterday a photo featuring the Flood Waters @ Lower Sabie (in South Africa) was the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant, feel free to check it out. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories here. Feedback is appreciated and welcome, so feel free to comment on anything that you might find interesting.
Ait-Ben-Haddou is a “fortified city” (or ksar) along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco (in North Africa). Ait-Ben-Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Various films have been shot on this location over the years including the 1985 film Jewel of the Nile, 1987 film The Living Daylights, the 1999 film The Mummy, the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven and the 2000 film Gladiator. Today most of the population in the region live in a modern village near the site. 10 families still live inside the ksar. This photo of Ait-Ben-Haddou has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 29th of July 2011.
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