There is no shortage of beige in desert landscapes. It’s in the mud of the walls, the rocky cliffs and mountains, and of course in the ever-present sand. Even the brightly colored things are bound to be washed off by the sun and the dust. This is actually quite beautiful, and makes the occasional pop of color a spectacle in itself.
When we stopped to set up camp in the Western Desert, our driver unfolded this incredible patterned sheet and it felt like our modest settlement had become a fantastic beacon of color in the middle of the desert.
We were actually sleeping under the stars, but the sheet was there to shield us from the wind.