The detail : pigeon towers, Siwa, Egypt

Is there some Orc family living there? you might ask. I'm sorry to disappoint, but this rather fancy primitive structure is a pigeon-only one. Raising pigeons has been a big thing for a long time in Egypt, so it's only fair they at least get towers. Even though modern technology hasn't reached Siwa quite yet those birds aren't destined to deliver messages, but more likely to end up on a plate.

2 Comments

  • Reply May 30, 2017

    Jeanne Canto

    I’ve never seen something like this… but it does remind me of the great mosque in djenné

    • Reply May 31, 2017

      The Voyageur

      Ah yes! I’m dreaming to see that one for myself, such an intriguing architecture…

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