Mink Machine

Egypt - Sand, stone and baksheesh

Cairo, Karnak, Luxor, Deir el-Bahri, Nile river, Hurghada.

  • Above the mother of the world

    Cairo is the largest city in Africa and home to 15 million souls. The city's silhouette is jagged with minarets, drowning the audio landscape with chanting prayers, adding upp to the already ambient noise from the rough traffic.


  • The three stooges

    It's interesting to see the Nile's influence on the barren land. There is a clear limit where the desert starts.

    [Giza, Cairo]

  • Sand people

    Excuse me, is this the way to Mos Eisley?

    [Giza, Cairo]

  • The glue man

    Resistance is futile. We had to use a crowbar to get him off my back.

    [Reine meets the Glue Man in Giza, Cairo]

  • Beauty and the beast

    [Helen at the Sfinx in Giza, Cairo]

  • Fetch me a bucket

    This elegant courtyard can be found in the Citadel on Mokattam hill.

    [Courtyard of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo]

  • Inhabitants of the bazaar

    If you got baksheesh, you're the king of Khan el Khalili.

    [Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo]

  • Staring across eternity

    The golden mask of Tutankhamun's mummy is probably one of the most well-recognized items of ancient history.

    [The Egyptian Museum, Cairo]

  • Looking for the missing nose

    [Reine at the Sfinx in Giza, Cairo]

  • Dusty tracks


  • Tea in Sahara

    Out of gasoline in the middle of the Sahara desert is a very special experience.


  • Temple of death

    This is the funerary complex of Queen Hatshepsut, suitably located out in nowhere. After twenty minutes in this desert, you're toast as well.

    [Hatshepsut's Temple, Deir el-Bahri]

  • Cry me a river

    A felucca going down the Nile in lower Egypt.

    [Going south by boat on the Nile river]

  • Life goes on

    [Going south by boat on the Nile river]

  • Along the Nile

    [Going south by boat on the Nile river]

  • The twins

    The twin statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III have been standing here since 1350 BC, originally guarding the entrance to the pharaoh's memorial temple.

    [The Colossi of Memnon, Luxor]

  • The guardian

    If this horse could speak, he would say 'None shall pass'.

    [Dark alley in Luxor]

  • The one that got away

    The entrance to the temple was once marked by two large obelisks, but one of them was brought to Paris in 1833.


  • Rock solid


  • Silent vigil