Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#99: Old and New
This week, we invite you to share “Old and New” with your photos and stories.
“Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is always fascinating to tour a city where you see a mix of history, architecture, and modern buildings. London is one of those cities. You can admire the hundreds of years old cathedrals, monuments, and palaces, when you look or walk a little further, you see 21st Century modern buildings standing in front of you. Below is the London Tower (Re-built in 1285), surrounded by new modern architecture.
The Tower Bridge was built between 1886 and 1894. Walking through this historic bridge, you can also enjoy the 21st Century buildings along the Thames River bank.
In Cairo, we had a chance to watch a young college student demonstrating how the ancient Egyptians made paper using banana leaves thousands of years ago.
Here, an Egyptian man wearing a traditional robe enjoys his morning coffee on his modern motorcycle.
Needless to say, there were tons of treasures in the Egyptian National Museum. These sandals are very much like the sandals displayed in our shoe stores, but these are 3,000 to 4,000 years old.
Our tour guide made a remark, “As I have said many times, everything we have today is from ancient Egypt. Here is another example, we created WiFi 4,000 years ago.” He pointed at this wall carving. 🙂
Time travel in Egypt: