In preparations for his upcoming time-lapse short movie ‘EGYPT HD’, Egyptian photographer, director and editor Abd El Rahman Gabr, of Koree Films started touring the country gathering footage and snapping photos of Egypt’s most exquisite locations. Gabr, (previously featured here for his Alexandria time-lapse video), was kind enough to send us some photos from one of the locations included in his upcoming movie.
The photos below are snapped off the peak of Mount Sinai, a 2,285-meter (7,497 ft) high mountain near Saint Catherine in the Sinai peninsula, Egypt. The summit of the mountain has a mosque that is still used; and a Greek Orthodox chapel, constructed in 1934 on the ruins of a 16th century church, that is not open to the public. The chapel encloses the rock which is considered to be the source for the biblical Tablets of Stone. At the summit also is “Moses’ cave”, where Moses was said to have waited to receive the Ten Commandments.
The peak is widely known for its spectacular views at sunrise, tourists usually start a 4-hour hike at its base about 1 am in the morning to arrive on top just in time for the first beam of sunlight. I personally have done it before and it was nothing but an unforgettable experience. Enjoy!
Gabr, greatly known among his friends for his talent of photography, movie-making and graphic design, is almost done filming and touring the country and is now in editing stages for his movie. Stay tuned for EGYPT HD‘s teaser exclusively on UrbanPeek.