Friday, June 28, 2013

The Calm Before the Storm

Alexandria, Egypt - May 11, 2013
Photo By A. Pick

It was a day recently in May, the Egyptian sun was warm and bright and the air was calm as tourists moved back and forth between excursion buses to the ship that was docked in the port city of Alexandria.

Fast forward to today and the calm changes to storm as news from Alexandria coming over the wires tells a different story:
"... deadly clashes erupted in the port city of Alexandria, where protesters set fire to the Brotherhood’s headquarters. Security officials said that one victim was a United States citizen, a man who was stabbed to death near the headquarters."  Source: New York Times

Arriving in Alexandria, Egypt - May 10, 2013
Photo By: A. Pick

"Local health officials said that two people were killed, one of them an American citizen who was stabbed, the other an Egyptian who died from gunshot wounds. 
Police said the American was taking photographs of the fighting, but was not believed to be a journalist. Protesters also set fire to the party's offices."  Source: Al Jazeera News


  1. I thought of you when I heard about this. You took an odd tour of the world, Annie. Wonderful, but right along the danger line. I worried when you took those trips into the interior. But you survived, so it's all okay. That's the story of life. If you live, it's all good.

  2. It was exciting. So much of my life has been lived cautiously always feeling I was needed as a mom ... now that the chicks are grown I feel more free to take some risks in life. I guess in the end, timing is everything.