During weekends a lot of people are sitting by the Suez Canal and watching ships.
Suez Canal connects the Red Sea with the Eastern Mediterranean Sea it extends 101 miles (163km) from Port Said to the Gulf of Suez and allows ships to sail directly between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Built by the French-owned Suez Canal Co., it was completed in 1869 after a decade of construction. Its ownership remained largely in French and British hands until Egipt nationalized it in 1956, setting off an international crisis. It has a min. width of 179ft. (55m) and a depth of about 40ft. (12m) at low tide. Through protected by international treaty, the canal has been closed twice. The first closing was during the Suez crisis. The canal was closed again by the six-day war (1967) and remained inoperative unti 1975. It is one of the world's most heavily used shipping lines.
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica
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saxo042 (37792) 2009-03-27 8:01
A very attractive combination of human life with that big ship passing the canal. Very good colours and a very interesting note!
trekks (14348) 2009-05-12 9:34
This is a nice place to enjoy the view of the canal with the people sitting on the bench and talking away.
I have read and studied in school about this canal but seldom see the pictures of it until recent years.
Good shot and note.
mafegan (8624) 2009-09-13 22:54
This is the first time I have noticed a photo of the Suez Canal on TE. I have though seen the canal from perhaps this position but unfortunately it was empty. And so I appreciate this photo and having people sitting watching the event certainly adds interest. Good pov. The sky is a little over-exposed. Tfs, Marlene
wolf38 (31286) 2010-02-01 22:55
Hello Zbigniew. The photo shows an interesting scene and is very well composed. Everything has its perfect place in this overall view. The traditionally-dressed women are a nice detail. However, the technical quality of the photo could be a little better. Nevertheless, a good shot. Regards, Wolfgang.
fritzi007 (10401) 2010-08-18 7:00
Gute Perspektive und Farben, schön zum Betrachten!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
fabianoleite (10460) 2011-10-14 9:04
Weel elaborated composition, with a good balance between the two women on the bottom right and the boat, and simple colors around. Good work!
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (4221)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W5, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 7:04