Weekly photo challenge: Frame

Two photos from the old war album. The captions are as I found them, written by my father. The photographer is unknown: they might be my father’s photos, or they might have been given to him by a mate.

Western Desert, Egypt/Libya, 1941/42
Western Desert, Egypt/Libya, 1941/42
Nile Bridge, Cairo, c1941
Nile Bridge, Cairo, c1941

The “Nile Bridge” is the Abou el Ela Bridge, Cairo – construction completed in 1912, demolished in 1998

Thanks WordPress for prompting me to post photos of framed shots.

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Ailsa's travel photo challenge: Bridges

Bridge photos, I’ve posted a few.   But here’s one you haven’t seen:

Imbaba opening bridge, Nile River, Egypt, c1941
Imbaba opening bridge, Nile River, Cairo, c1941

The Imbaba Bridge used to be the greatest swing bridge in Egypt according to this site, where more photos of it are available, including a terrific end view of the swing span.

You might also be interested in this post of mine from July about another opening bridge on the Nile, the El Gala’a Bridge, or, as it was known in 1941, the English Bridge.

And below, from a post in December, this excellent bridge perspective.  Thanks to Ahmad Omar (see his comment below) I’ve discovered the name of this bridge:  Aboul Ela Bridge, also known as the Abou el Ela, Abou al-Ela, and the Boulak Bridge.  It was constructed between 1908 and 1912 and dismantled in 1998.

March - THROUGH.  Nile Bridge, Cairo, c1941
Abou el Ela Bridge, Cairo, c1941

And you should look at the Beckett Bridge in Dublin by night, on Ailsa’s blog:  http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/02/22/travel-theme-bridges/