This journey with photographer and world traveler Michael Morrissey will take you through the streets Cairo and far beyond: to Alexandria, built over the sunken city of Cleopatra and Caesar to the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut, to Luxor and Karnack and Abu Simbel, through tiny villages and complex markets, the placid Isle of Philae, Kom Ombo and Edfu, along quiet stretches of the ever flowing Nile by boat, and to a meditative place, alone at night beneath the stars amongst monuments that mark civilizations older than four thousand years, conceived by a sophistication in the arts and sciences that still baffle present day archaeologists and historians. As you glide down the Nile and through Michael’s stunning photographs, we hope you share our sentiment that, for the moment, we are transported to another time and place where nothing has changed. Included are photographer’s notes.
Born in the United States, Michael Morrissey was initially drawn to Paris in the early 1970’s. Trekking to Katmandu, he found himself driving the Magic Bus with an increasing involvement in photography as a way of capturing, in an instant, that which could never be explained in words. As a landscape architect, and master-of many-trades, Michael lived and worked in Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan, where he co-founded Refugees International. In Thailand he worked with the UNHCR developing refugee camps. After creating several real estate management companies based in Bangkok, Mike focused his passions: travel and photography. An inveterate global traveler with a penchant for discovering off- the-beaten paths, he has experienced moments of terror and peace, sadness touched by joy, acquiring a deep awareness of the connectedness present among all people and cultures and a deep respect for the poignant, majestic yet fragile natural world.
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