This weeks Sepia Saturday theme is Castles but as we don't have castles in Australia, I have instead digressed to some other well known monuments.
My Grandfather, Allan Scott, was in Egypt in 1942, during World War 2. The following photos are from his photo album.
|King Farouk's palace|
|Which we were told became the Cairo Museum|
This photo was taken in 2008 when I visited.
|Allan Scott is on the left|
|Allan Scott is in the front row, second from right|
|In both these photos, Allan Scott is hiding at the back centre.|
On 15th October 1942, he wrote to my grandmother:
"They seem to all live together including donkeys, camels, goats, fowls and anything else there happens to be about the place. It looks rather funny to see a great big Arab on a little small donkey, his feet almost touching the ground and yet the donkey seems to be able to carry them without any trouble. Alot of the country I have seen so far reminds me of the back of old Carrots place except that there is very few trees anywhere.
They grow some quite nice oranges in places and they are usually surrounded by a hird of prickly hedge. I have had a few bits of water melon too but none so nice as your dad used to grow tho they could easily be better at different parts of the season.There are very few birds or wild animals so far as I have seen about but there are lots of little lizards very similar to some of the Australian kinds. I heard some of the lads talking of seeing rabbits but I missed out on them. I've seen mobs of goats just like we see small mobs of sheep at home".
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