Nile River Delta by Night November 9, 2010 by Steve Mentz 2 Comments Thanks to Lang Davison for the link.
Dane Robinson says
That is extremely beautiful. I feel like it depicts the life flowing down the nile in contrast to the dark shapes around it. The consistent lights that stem from a larger area of full community is really interesting.
Like a river flowing from the ocean, this shows the river flowing from an area of direct commerce. It has an exact mirroring notion. I think that the picture truly represents the image that the Nile River has had throughout history.
It is known that the Nile river is something that has represented life for as long as it has been inhabited, and it is interesting to see how it evolved, simply from somewhere that was used to create crop irrigation, and provide water and work, to somewhere that people have stayed close to, which is now more interesting than ever, because something so embraced can still succumb to the culture of technology.
Steve Mentz says
I like this one too as a way of visualizing the land-meets-sea borderlands of a major river delta. The Mississippi Delta has created thousands of square miles of silty soil in southern Louisiana, much of which is now sinking b/c the river isn’t allowed to flood. I’m not sure what the situation is about dams and flood levees in Egypt — though *Antony & Cleopatra* talks about the Nile’s seasonal floods.