About Clemens P. Suter

Clemens P. Suter is the author of post-apocalyptic and dystopian adventure novels. Visit this site to learn about his novels, paintings and travel.

A short visit to the land of the pharaohs

I stopped over in Egypt – two days packed with impressions. I have published a couple of articles in my blog www.clemenssuter.com.

Above: The sun sets early in Cairo, always a special sight. The light is yellow and exotic – although I guess the air pollution produced by the massive amounts of cars certainly also plays a role. I was on business, so had basically no time for sightseeing. Most of these pictures were taken in transit from A to B.

Above: Many Egyptian citizens move from the country-side to Cairo, and high rises are constructed quickly, in many cases illegally and without utilities, to house these new city dwellers. Economically, Egypt is under a lot of strain, but the people who I met are very engaged and want to improve their country.

Above: the river Nile, beautiful by night. Many people about, as the best Egyptian soccer team was in town. A gentleman approached me, who escorted me to a perfume store; Cairo is always open for business ;-)

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Boy (oil, sand on canvas, 50 x 40 cm)

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The photo doesn’t do the actual painting justice, some day I should put the painting outside in the day light and snap a real good exposure.

In any case, I love this little portrait. It calls up strong associations although I won’t say which ones for me personally, since I have noticed that every viewer interprets the motive slightly differently. It is a mysterious piece of work.

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Oumph! Epic Veggie Eating – I had a chance to get a taste while in Sweden

Good stuff – healthy and with a very low carbon footprint! Oumph. It is soy based, but the inventors manage to give it quite a pleasant taste and texture. Apparently still mostly available only in Scandinavia: https://oumph.se/en/

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‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont

Mhmm, is it just me or could it actually be that Montpellier, Vermont is misspelled? Instead of wasting these beautiful t-shirts, could the city council of Montpelier, Vermond perhaps finally correct the city’s name? Where is this “Pelier mountain” anyway?

‘Merci!’: Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/sep/15/montpellier-france-sends-misspelled-football-jerseys-to-montpelier-vermont?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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