Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo

Cleopatra s Needle Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original sit

  • Title: Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo
  • Author: Anne Mustoe
  • ISBN: 9781852279844
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the PBeginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon Leaving Europe, Ms Mustoe entered a very different terrain the dusty and at times chaotic world of the ancient near east Countries such as Turkey, Syria and Lebanon and, not least, Egypt itself, the site of the final waterway the evocative Nile Her incident packed journey made this the best and worst of rides Woven in with fascinating and educational information regarding the history and culture of every point en route are also accounts of outrageous misfortune Undaunted by roads and bridges washed away by freak floods robbery in the backwater of Bari an old knee injury flaring up and, worst of all running out of whisky in a Muslim land, this pioneering ex headmistress on a bike soldiered on in true British spirit to reach her destination.A delight for aspirant and seasoned travellers alike.

    Cleopatra s Needle The Story Behind the Obelisks Nov , One of two sphinxes at the base of London s Cleopatra s Needle Needle in Paris The Cleopatra s Needle in Paris is also known as the Luxor Obelisk and stands in the center of the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France This obelisk was a gift from Muhammad Ali made in . Cleopatra s Needle obelisks Britannica Thutmose III Adornment of Egypt the two, now known as Cleopatra s Needles, with which he adorned the temple of the sun god at Heliopolis, one is in New York City s Central Park and the other on the Thames embankment in London During Thutmose III s reign, art and craftsmanship received new impetus from his patronage The. Cleopatra s Needle Cleopatra s Needle Cleopatra s Needle is the popular name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re erected in London, Paris, and New York City during the nineteenth century The obelisks in London and New York are a pair, and the one in Paris is also part of a pair originally from a different site in Luxor, where its twin remains. Cleopatra s Needle, London Erection Cleopatra s Needle is flanked by two faux Egyptian sphinxes, designed by the English architect George John Vulliamy The sphinxes are cast in bronze and bear hieroglyphic inscriptions that say netjer nefer men kheper re di ankh, which translates as the good god, Thuthmosis III given life. Cleopatras Needle Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Cleopatras Needle Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride to the original site of Cleopatras Needle at Heliopolis Cleopatras Needle Facts, Structure, Height and Dimensions Cleopatras Needle in London is one of the ancient Egyptian obelisks The other two are situated in Paris and New York respectively In London, the Cleopatra s Needle is built in the City of Westminster. Cleopatra s Needle, a link to the ancient builders Sep , Cleopatra s Needle is an ancient Egyptian Obelisk, one of two that originally flanked the temple of On at Heliopolis, where Moses was educated and became a High Priest Built in BC by Pharaoh Thutmose III The Obelisks were eventually moved during the reign of The Encyclopedia Americana Cleopatra s Needles Dec , The Encyclopedia Americana Cleopatra s Needles CLEOPATRA S NEEDLES, two obelisks, formerly at Alexandria, one of which is now in New York, the other in London They are made of red syenite, quarried at the First Cataract, and were originally erected by Thothmes III in the th year of his reign

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    1. The inspiration behind this journey is for Anne Mustoe to travel from the site of Cleopatra’s Needle on the Thames in London to the place in Egypt where the original monument came from, Heliopolis. Once again she would travel alone on her bike and to add to the challenge would follow the course of rivers and seas where possible. Her journey will take through four European countries and across the Alps before crossing the Adriatic and heading down towards where Europe meets Aisa; Turkey. The la [...]


    2. My second journey with Anne Mustoe. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as her first but it's still a great journey well told.


    3. My 2008 bookcrossing review:Finished this one today. It was pretty interested - perhaps not the most engagingly written travel book I've ever come across, but it was all right. She was completely mad though - one of these old tally-ho English women. Visiting Cleopatra's Needle in London, she suddenly thinks, yes, what I need to do is cycle from London to the Nile along waterways as much as possible. As you do. Oh, and her bike it had a name!!! Condor. Dearie me. But oh, I am jealous. How nice to [...]


    4. This isn't my favourite Anne Mustoe. Preferred her first book, the Lone Rider? Lone Ranger? Anyway that one! They all make me wanna buy a bike and a waterproof cape and leave though. Have resisted the urge, so far.



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