ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Mad Dilys » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:28 pm

Fair enough A4. :up

But when was it, 60s, 70s, 80s I've got a bet on this. ;)


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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Robbo70 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:13 pm

Probably his first visit when he was a lad.... about 1925 :lol:

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by A-Four » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:35 pm

Robbo70 wrote:Probably his first visit when he was a lad.... about 1925 :lol:

Actually Robbo it was when I was about 5 years old, in around 1960. I remember the floor in the basement of the Old Winter Palace, near where the safe deposit place was then. I was there with my parents, who's only reason for being in Luxor was to try and persuade my grandfather to return home to England, who as I think have said before, lived in a mud hut on the WB. The family was very wealthy in them days, and every one thought my grandfather was excentric, but truly he was just wack-wack.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by A-Four » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:04 pm

Mad Dilys wrote:Fair enough A4. :up

But when was it, 60s, 70s, 80s I've got a bet on this. ;)
I've been looking through my grandfather notes here MD, now you got to remember that he was nuts, but it's seems there was confusion in the 1960's with the Egyptian governments idea of a Cornische and a 'super' landing stage for tourists, which seems a little strange, as to what was expected, but then again, what was achieved.

When we look at what the government have in mind today is not too dissimilar, where at the point of the Luxor Museum is now, that is perhaps the only area future tourists will probably see of any part of the present day Cornische . I fear that the rest may become some what, rather neglected.

His notes suggest that there were plans for this, plans for that, which in most cases did not see fruition, so nothing has changed really. There are so few of the old boys left now in Egypt, the last one I knew was 'El Biss' on WB, alas he's no more. He was a labourer on the Abou Simbul project all those years ago, the stories he told me were truly remarkable.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Mad Dilys » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:29 pm

Thanks A4 looks like I lost!

The first time I drove onto the car ferry, was actually the first time I drove DH's car - the ubiquitous Peugeot 505 - no rails round the boat, just guess where the deck ended and getting off there was a muddy slope and a 5 bar gate to race up and through .......I was too scared to lose and won by a length ;) Made my reputation I think, as there were very few women drivers in Luxor then.
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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Dusak » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:01 am

Don't know about neglect, but this is now month five of a refurbishment of all the walkway surface tiles, metal safety pedestrian fencing, new seating areas, lighting and painting. Not exactly a quick fix tart up.
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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by carrie » Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:30 am

Might be taking time but it is starting to look very nice and the new steps on the ferry are certainly an improvement and seem to me more substantial than previous attempts.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Yildez » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:12 pm

Carrie, VERY glad to hear the steps at the ferry are better. Have always been afraid of falling as they were so uneven.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by A-Four » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:40 pm

carrie wrote:Might be taking time but it is starting to look very nice and the new steps on the ferry are certainly an improvement and seem to me more substantial than previous attempts.
Not sure here Carrie, but if you are referring to the 'new' steps on the East Bank to the ferry, well, I was the first to inform this forum on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 3-13p.m. of their installation, are you saying that these have been replaced again, or is this re-cycled old news.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by carrie » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:43 pm

Old news A4 they have been replaced with some very substantial metal steps and ramps, very ingenious because they can be made to rise and fall with the level of the river.

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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by newcastle » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:12 pm

carrie wrote:Old news A4 they have been replaced with some very substantial metal steps and ramps, very ingenious because they can be made to rise and fall with the level of the river.
Remember Carrie to make a note of the precise time and date of this post so that, on some future thread on this incredibly interesting topic, you can claim to have been the first to inform members.
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Re: ROAD TO NOWHERE.......................

Post by Dusak » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:46 am

A-Four wrote:
carrie wrote:Might be taking time but it is starting to look very nice and the new steps on the ferry are certainly an improvement and seem to me more substantial than previous attempts.
Not sure here Carrie, but if you are referring to the 'new' steps on the East Bank to the ferry, well, I was the first to inform this forum on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 3-13p.m. of their installation, are you saying that these have been replaced again, or is this re-cycled old news.
... and this coming from L4U own recycling plant. :lol:
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