Egypt from space

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield shot many pics from above and just published a selection of them in book form.  I was alerted to it through two articles on fastcompany’s exist site (here and here) and one of the photographs featured in those articles was just too close to heart not to share:

The End: The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space source: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038117/stunning-photos-of-one-idealized-orbit-around-the-earth?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coexist-weekly&position=4&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=11132014#10

The End: The Nile, draining out into the Mediterranean. The bright lights of Cairo announce the opening of the north-flowing river’s delta, with Jerusalem’s answering high beams to the northeast. This 4,258 mile braid of human life, first navigated end-to-end in 2004, is visible in a single glance from space
source: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038117/stunning-photos-of-one-idealized-orbit-around-the-earth?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coexist-weekly&position=4&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=11132014#10

I love the fact that even a speck like Dahab is visible from space.

And now that we’re talking Hadfield, here’s a revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station, which made him deservedly quite famous (not that I had heard about it).

But let’s give the original his due too:

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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