Nowhere in the Muslim world can you find such a profusion of domes and minarets as in Cairo. Rising from the haze of crowded, crumbling streets in the old, chaotic, yet picturesque medieval parts of the city, they dominate the city's skyline. Minarets, indeed, are Cairo's joy and ornament and the source of Cairenes' favorite nickname: "Madeenet el alf Midhana," "the city of a thousand minarets."
I stayed out during the evening meal time to get a great sunset in Tuscany. Several other drivers pulled off the autostrada on the right. I got here early, and waited on the color and the clouds to develop. I sat in a wheat field for what seemed like forever before I got the perfect shot.
The stone arch gate in the woods East of St John's University, built in 1931 for a purpose I haven't been able to track down. It's oftentimes confused for the entrance to the original monastery site (moved in 1867 to where campus is currently located).
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD, Apple Aperture, Tiffen DFX.
Summer certainly flew by and while I occasionally wish we had just one more month to squeeze in, I realized that since my fingers are almost frozen, autumn definitely arrived! P.S. Meanwhile it's Winter!