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Luxor - The Corniche

Post by crewmeal » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Again on arrival in Luxor last night I was saddened to see the road next to The Corniche looking like a bomb site. It seems the whole road has been dug up for improvements. Most of the boats are now littered around the bridge area which is a pain. Not sure when the work will be completed but saw some guys with pick axes busy bashing the surface.



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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by Who2 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:56 am

With the Boats 'littered around the Bridge they are not littered around the Temple spoiling
our view and our air pollution.... 8)
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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by Horus » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:53 am

While I agree about the pollution from the boats, at times it was very bad and I suppose from the other side of the river they look different and spoil the view, I do have to admit to having a bit of nostalgia for seeing them all lines up along the Corniche and brightly lite up at night. They always seemed to me to add a bit of something to the experience of visiting Luxor as do most harbours when they are full of yachts or boats, those places always seem to be bustling. The big downside was all those empty boats as the tourism dried up, but those diesel fumes and engine noise were always a killer, shame they could not have been connected to a land based electricity supply.
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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by carrie » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:14 am

An eyesore on the corniche, how long did it take to remove the rusting, sinking, hulk the "Emilia". At one time only the nicest looking boats were allowed to dock in front of the Winter Palace now well anything seems to go.
In my opinion the sooner all the boats are moved up to the bridge, which was supposed to be the idea, the better.
From either side of the river the view would be improved by the boats removal, less pollution from the boats pumping their waste into the river. Up near the bridge there is much stricter rules against this and fines enforced.

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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by Horus » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:47 am

That is the time I am harking back too Carrie, when just the 'nicer' boats were allowed to moor up along the Corniche.
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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by Who2 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:37 pm

Yeh! 6 abreast all pumping out diesel fumes whilst supping a cool beer in The Met.
I even sent the Gov a proposal, whereby they sell electricity and the boats save on diesel,
and we don't all die of carbon monoxide poisoning... 8)
Ps: Anyhow having been laid up so long they will all be cockroach infested....
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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by crewmeal » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:56 pm

I didn’t realise you folk were so environmentally friendly. However you have valid points about pollution which seems everywhere on the river. In some places it’s so bad such as down here in Aswan where I’ve seen staff from various boats chucking stuff in the river.

You’re all right about diesel fumes from the boats and it’s a problem the owners need to spend money on,they won’t of course.

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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by Horus » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:14 pm

There is no excuse for chucking their rubbish overboard as there is a garbage collection boat that services the Nile cruisers.
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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by carrie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Well been along the corniche today it is a bit of a disaster zone near the ferry. Apparently new electric cables are being laid and water mains improved. (Just hope they don't get the two mixed up) Apparently they have been told to get the work done as quickly as possible. We shall see.
If it takes them as long to do the work as it did along Khaled El Whaleed Street then it might be finished this time next year.

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Re: Luxor - The Corniche

Post by crewmeal » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:56 am

If you’re walking below the corniche right next to the tourist shops beware of men chipping away at the masonry above with their little hammers. I’ve just witnessed a chunk fall on some guy’s head. He was ok but obviously not a happy teddy.

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